Title - 'Night Manager'
Artist - Strat Andriotis
Influenced by the great jazz guitar legends from Django Reinhardt to John McLaughlin, Greece-born / Canadian-based guitarist Strat Andriotis made waves in the music world with his Less Off Patient (2016) album, and continues to now on his brand new, and just-released Night Manager (via Dekatria Records).
Andriotis's newest album features Jerry Goodman(Mahavishnu Orchestra) on Violin, Grammy-award winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano for the opening track, 'Song 21', and Adrean Farrugia on piano for both 'Secrets' and 'Chili's Blues.'
1. 'Song 21'
3. 'Chili's Blues'
4. 'Can't Wait'
7. 'The Arrival'
8. 'I Hear A Rhapsody'
The album opens with the aforementioned trio, most notably the upbeat, harmonious twists and turns of the longest cut, the highly infectious ditty 'Song 21.' Following along in much the same heartfelt vein, next up are both 'Secrets' and 'Chili's Blues,' with one of my personal favorites, 'Can't Wait' thereafter.
A track that showcases just how in sync both Andriotis and Goodman are, that's backed by the brilliant musicianship brought forth on the splendid 'Avid.' 'Feverpitch' has you fearing for the fingertips of the musician as he runs them back and forth at high speed for our pleasure, with 'The Arrival' and then the delightful 'I Hear A Rhapsody' rounding things out.
Trust me when I say that the music here on this brand new album is much in the same vein as classical and gypsy-inspired notes and all come together in genuine harmony via Andriotis' precision on the guitar.
With the emphasis rightly focused on Andriotis’ skill set, his special guests ensure that Night Manager now ranks right up there as one of his best albums to date.
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