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Mostly in Blue

Mostly in Blue

George Cotsirilos Quartet

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552215120
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Catalog number: OA2 22151
Releasedate: 09-02-18
- Original compositions by George Cotsirilos
- 5th album by George Cotsirilos on ORIGIN Records
A fixture of San Francisco's jazz scene for 40 years, guitarist George Cotsirilos presents a new album of original compositions, along with a Warren/Gordon gem, "I Wish I Knew." Taking advantage of his decades long performing relationship with pianist Keith Saunders, bassist Robb Fisher and drummer Ron Marabuto, Cotsirilos creates a warmly swinging, instantly classic recording. 
Originally from Chicago, George Cotsirilos has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years, performing with a wide variety of artists, from San Francisco jazz fixtures like Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Pharaoh Sanders and Mark Levine to internationally recognized blues singer Etta James, Bill Evans, bassist Chuck Israels, and Soul/Jazz vocalists, The Whispers. In recent years, in addition to working as an accompanist, he was a member of the San Francisco Nighthawks which included drummer Eddie Marshall, Bobby McFerrin pianist Paul Nagel, and former Cal Tjader bassist Robb Fisher. The group recorded for Monarch Records and was featured at the Monterey Jazz Festival. 

Cotsirilos graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.