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Yiorgos FAKANAS is a bassist from Greece. He has been active in the European jazz and fusion scene for more than 20 years. And Yiorgos FAKANAS has already reached the level of the expert musician in Greece and in the field of Jazz/Fusion in Europe.

He plays an active part in bands from all parts of Europe, primarily in his mother country Greece, where since the 80s he has performed on more than 700 albums, and has released at least ten album as the leader of his own band..

The Echoes album contains a piece which Yiorgos FAKANAS produced for Greece KOEM orchestra. And Domino is considered an album of very high quality as well.

And Yiorgos FAKANAS collaborated with Anthony JACKSON on the album Interspirit which FAKANAS released in 2010.

And his group formed in the 90s expanded his field of musical activity at the time.


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 Echoes by FAKANAS, YIORGOS album cover Studio Album, 2004
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Yiorgos Fakanas Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Psychedelic Paul

3 stars Yes, we have no Fakanas. There are three albums by Giorgos Fakanas listed on ProgArchives:- "Horizon" (1988), "Amorosa" (1991) & "Echoes" (2004), only the last of which is currently available on YouTube. In addition, there are four later Giorgos Fakanas albums, all of which can be found on YouTube, but none of which are listed here on PA, so inevitably "Echoes" is the only one of seven Fakanas albums currently available for review. Confused? Me too! "Echoes" takes us on a jaunty, jazzy journey around the ancient historic regions of Greece, namely:- Thrace; Epirus; Macedonia; Crete; Thessaly, Peloponnese; Sterea Ellada; Aegean; and the Dodecanese - which are presumably islands with twelve sides. There are many sides to Giorgos Fakanas too, with jazzy horns, sassy sax, vibrant vibraphones and delicate piano motifs in abundance, in combination with sweeping classical strings. Fakanas is best-known as a bass player (if he's known at all outside of his native Greece) but the bass playing is very understated here, so you won't hear any heavy storm and thunder bass riffing in the style of Chris Squire, meaning it's probably not going to awaken the passions of the slumbering Greek Prog Gods on Mount Olympus. After all, this is a jazz album - not a prog album. In conclusion then, if a profusion of Jazz Fusion puts you in a land of confusion, then "Echoes" may leave you in a state of disillusion, but on the other hand, if a jazzy infusion is good for your constitution, then this album may be the ideal solution - or is that just circumlocution?
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