"Kostas Kouvidis" Scholarship

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Music

Music samples from live and studio recordings with Kostas Kouvidis on Drums.

Contains tracks from albums already released.


Re-be, Alexia, 2010

All music, lyrics, narratives and voices by Alexia Vassiliou.
Produced by Alexia Vassiliou. Production: Performance Street, 2010

Cypriot
(The song of the refugees)

George Palamiotis - arrangement / production
Kostas Kouvidis - drums
Aggelos Anjo Polychronou - percussion
George Palamiotis - fretless bass with E-bow

re-be

Cypriot - 12'02"

Tree in the desert, 2008

Recorded Live at Parafono Jazz Club Athens April 19&20, 2007. The last concert of Kostas Kouvidis.

Paris Strother - keyboards
James Casey - sax
Dimitris Gialamas - bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

tree in the desert

Ain't it the truth - The catalyst - 17'43"

Oh Kosta - P.Strother 12'34"

Test

Beatdrop, 2006

Recorded Live at Parafono Jazz Club Athens  May 12,2006

BEATDROP
Faye Brouzakis - vocals
Mc Yinka - vocals
Dimitris Sevdalis - keyboards
Dimitris Hristopoulos - bass
Dimitris Giannopoulos - sax
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

beatdrop 

Beatdrop intro

What you want

Out to lunch trio, 2005

Recorded Live at Guru Club Athens December 14, 2005

OUT TO LUNCH TRIO
Dimitris Tsakas - sax
Kostas Konstantinou - bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

out to lounge trio

Sign

Subconsious Lee

ELEUSIS - tales of the holy, 2007

Production track7. Concept F. Papadodima, G. Palamiotis.

Kostas Kouvidis on drums in the track Η ΝΥΧΤΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΩΡΑΙΑ. An arragment of a traditional song from the island of Rhodes.
Fotini Papadodima - vocals,
George Palamiotis- bass,
Issa Dakuyo - n’goni, djembe,
Moussa Hema - balafon.

eleusis

Η νύχτα είναι ωραία (I nihta einai oraia)

EXPLOSION 05 / GOSPEL MUSIC, 2006

Production: Heavenly Peace Ministry International. Live CD recording and DVD. Gospel concert with the 150 member choir of the migrant communities of Greece. The concert took place on December 3&4, 2005 at Klafthmonos square in Athens. Kostas Kouvidis had a pivotal role in the musical part of the concerts.

Minister Joseph Obamwonyi & the HPM Choir.
Hristos Theophilopoulos and Jesus Boy - Keyboards,
Manos Loutas - bass,
Dimitris Giannopoulos - sax,
Dimitris Monn - guitar,
Jide and Sola - percussions,
Kostas Kouvidis - drums.

explosion

He is able

Celebrate Jesus

Lifter of my head

People in color

DIFFERENT FACES - LAKIS TZIMKAS, 2004

Production Kroustofono.

Kostas Kouvidis on drums in two tracks:
1) KOSMOS (L. Tzimkas)
2) EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO ME (Adair/Dennis).
Oleg Chally - piano,
Makis Stefanidis - quitar,
Lakis Tzimkas - bass.
Sheila Jordan on vocals in the second track.

different faces 1different faces 2

Everything happens to me

Kosmos

IONIAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE, 2003

Co-production of the Ionian University and the Jazz&Jazz magazine. It was released with issue 120 of the Jazz& Jazz magazine. This is Kostas’ Kouvidis co-operation with the Jazz Ensemble of the teachers
and students of the Music Department of the Ionian University.

Loukia Palaiologou - vocals,
Alkis Karizonis - sax,
Manos Tavlakis - guitar,
Haris Peyiazis - bass,
Lefteris Kordis - piano,
Dimos Dimitriadis - sax,
Giorgos Kontrafouris - keyboards,
Yiannis Oikonomides - trumpet,
Kostas Kouvidis - drums.
Alexandros Ktistakis - drums  on  two  tracks.

Listen two of the ten tracks:
1) After Midnight (A. Karizonis)
2) Reborn (M. Tavlakis).

ionian jazz ensemble

After midnight

Reborn

NOT TO SET FOOT IN ATHENS, 2002

Co-production TSIRITSANTSOULES & Ankh productions. Music: Nikos Yussef for Marinos Mouzakis ’ film with the same title ( Not to set foot in Athens).

Kostas Kouvidis on drums in the track BEBIS HARMANN NON FILTER,
Eddie - percussions,
Telemahos Moussas - quitar,
Nikos Yussef- bass.

not to set foot in athens

Bebis Harmann non filter

GULAG: STAND ON YOUR FEET, 1996

Production: Don Fury LAZY DOG RECORDS THESSALONIKI. Kostas’ Kouvidis first recording with the historic punk group of Thessaloniki before leaving for Boston.

Alekos Kantartzis - vocals,
Kostas Apostolidis - guitar,
George T. Vampire - bass,
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

gulag

Εκτέλεση εν ψυχρώ (Ektelesi en psihro)

Πάτα γερά (Pata gera)

Contains unreleased work.

Jazz Roots, 2006

Kostas was co-founder of the Jazz Roots trio (2006 -2007).  Collaborations: Daniel Tilling (piano- Sweden), Shelley Burns (vocals- USA), Paris Strother (keyboards- USA)

Andreas Thermos - sax
Periklis Trivolis - bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

You can  hear Andreas Thermos' composition "Funky For Kouvidis".

No name band, 2006

Recorded at studio in Thessaloniki, July 2 2006

NO NAME BAND
Haris Kapetanakis - sax
Oleg Chaly - piano
Agamemnon Mardas - bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

no name band

Ballad for K. - A.Mardas

Momentum - A.Mardas

Lito Voyatzoglou Trio, 2004

Hommage a Perucciani. Composed by Lito Voyatzoglou.

LITO VOYATZOGLOU TRIO
Lito Voyatzoglou - piano
Irineos Koulouras - double bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

lito

Hommage a Perucciani

Groove Move Quartet, 2003

Recorded Live in Halkida

THE GROOVE MOVE QUARTET
George Kontrafouris - keyboards
Apostolos Leventopulos - guitar
Yannis Papatriantafyllou - bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

Mercy, mercy, mercy - Joe Zawinul

Straight, no chaser

Cinnamon Free, 2003

CINNAMON FREE
George Kontrafouris - keyboards
Andreas Thermos - sax
Apostolos Leventopoulos - guitar
Yiannis Papatriantafyllou - bass
Kostas Kouvidis - drums

cinnamon free

Feels like makin' love

Red Baron - Billy Cobham

Contains music tracks composed for and dedicated to Kostas.

You are what U do - Hard Groove Quartet

Music by 4hardgroove. Lyrics by Panagiotis Skraparlis. From the album "Rewind" - 2013.

Hard Groove Quartet
Nick Vargiamidis - drums
Dimitris Gialamas - bass
Charis Kapetanakis - saxs
Dimitris Aggelakis - keys
George Perin - vocals

You are what U do

Kostas Kouvidis - Greg Foster & Bobby Watson Sextet

Live performance: Greg Foster & Bobby Watson Sextet. Recorded at Half Note Jazz Club - Athens January 10, 2008.

Poem: G.Μ. Foster
Music: Curtis Lundy.

Bobby Watson Sextet
Bobby Watson - alto sax
Loren Thomas - trumpet
Harold O’Neal - piano
Warren Wolfe - vibraphone
Curtis Lundy - bass
Quincy Davis - drums

kostas Kouvidis

Kostas Kouvidis

Tree in the desert - Paris Strother

Composed and Arrangend by Paris Strother. "A dedication for the person who changed my life, believed in me, taught me how to be a great musician, friend and person. To Kostas, who called me the tree in his desert, and whose music and thoughts will continue to be a lifetime inspiration for me. For the person who taught me that “You are what you do, not what you think you are”. For Kostas Kouvidis, one of the best friends, drummers, and kind-spirits I have ever known".

Paris Strother - piano/keys / bck vox,
Sean Erick - trumpet
Josh Connelly - guitar,
Anita Bias - vocals
Christopher Smith - bass,
Kevin Washington - drums / percussion

tree in the desert 2

Tree in the desert

Crete - Maria Manoussaki

From the album "From the South to the Moon" - Maria Manoussaki "in memory of Kostas Kouvidis".

Maria Manousaki - Violins,
Irina Chirkova - Chello
Petros Kourtis - percussion,
Theodoris Chiotis - percussion
Kostas kopanaris - percussion

crete

Crete

Crystal Suite - Yannis Kassetas & The Funk Wizards

Dedicated to Kostas Kouvidis. Composed and arranged by Yannis Kassetas. Included int he album: The Truth About the Allien Invasion in Egypt. Yiannis Kassetas & The Funk Wizards. Kostas Kouvidis was the ex drummer of the FW.

Yiannis Kassetas - saxes, piano, Rhodes,
Manos Loutas - bass
Apostolos Leventopoulos - guitar,
Alexander Drakos Ktistakis - drums

crystal suite

Crystal suite

Kostakis - Jazz Frquency Septet

Composed and Arrangmend by Yannis Oekonomides. Jazz Frequency Septet. Recorded Live: 1st International Jazz Meeting Kostas Kouvidis 2008. Dedicated to Kostas kouvidis.

Jazz Frequency Septet
Y. Oekonomides - trumpet,
H. Kapetanakis - sax,
O. Chaly - keys,
M. Stefanidis - guitar,
D. Gialamas - bass,
L. Tzimkas - bass,
N. Vargiamidis - drums

kostakis

Kostakis

Σκληρός Πυρήνας - Mc Yinka

From the album "ΑΛΑΝΑ" - MC YINKA. EMI 2009 "Σκληρός Πυρήνας" Lyrics: Mc Yinka, Composition: Kostas Kouvidis, Mc Yinka, Hristos Theophilopoulos

Mc Yinka - vocals
Hristos Theophilopoulos - keys
Mc Yinka - bass
Andreas Polyzogopoulos - trumpet
Serafeim Giannakopoulos - drums

skliros pirinas

Skliros Pirinas

Sweet life - Zoe Tiganouria

"I devote this song to the memory of the amazing drummer and friend, Kostantis Kouvidis". Zoe Tiganouria Composer and Acordeonist. Included in the album "Deligianeio Parthenagogio".

Zoe Tiganouria - acordeon,
D. Hristopoulos - bass,
T. Kopetanos - piano,
G. Panayiotopoulos - violin,
M. Porfyris - cello,
E. Sdoukos - viola,
S. Kakos - horn.

sweet life

Sweet life