Title - 'Less Off Patient'
Artist - Strat Andriotis
Influenced by the great jazz guitar legends from Django Reinhardt to John McLaughlin, Greece-born / Canadian-based guitarist Strat Andriotis is making waves in the music world with his recently-released CD entitled Less Off Patient.
The follow up to Strat's critically acclaimed 2015 CD, Liars Incorporated, this new album (out now via Dekatria Records) is, to my mind, his best work of musical art yet.
1. 'Less Off Patient'
2. 'There's Always Tomorrow'
3. 'Grey Song'
4. 'A Behaviour Pattern'
5. 'The Dimming Light'
6. '185 To Freedom'
7. 'Where It Goes'
8. 'Inner Change'
10. 'Long Days'
11. 'Somewhere In Time My Love'
Featuring eleven original tracks of enchanting instrumental guitar music, blending Gypsy Jazz and Neoclassical music, Less Off Patient also finds Strat joined by his trio mates: Adrianna Lee (violin) and Jeff Vidov (piano).
The playful 'Less Off Patient' is first to present itself to us and is a great forerunner for what's to come. The meaningful, preciseness of 'There's Always Tomorrow' is my personal favorite and that's backed by both the stunning violin work from Lee within 'Grey Song' and then the rampant piano work from Vidov on 'A Behavior Pattern.'
The perky 'The Dimming Light' is next and that's is followed by the beautiful guitar work of Andriotis found with '185 To Freedom'. Next up is another stand out track, the old fashioned-sounding 'Where It Goes', with the hectic 'Inner Change' along next. 'Duet' allows Andriotis to pair of alongside Lee simpatico-style, and then the album rounds out with 'Long Days,' and then the flamenco-styling brilliance of 'Somewhere In Time My Love.'
And, just so you are aware, the eye-catching cover art is of a hospital patient, and a late friend of Andriotis', Freddy Brown. The music found on the CD is also a celebration of life, one in which Andriotis' guitar music honors the illustrious past.
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