Kassetas and the Wizards strike back two years after their promising debut on Puzzlemusik. And the promise is fulfilled. Kassetas has already mastered his own distinctive language and his compositions are set on solid ground before they eventually rise up and hit the sky.
The greek dream team of jazz musicians performs on this album: Kontrafouris, Vassilakis, Xenopoulos, Palaiologou, Loutas, Christodoulou, Kotzabasis, Sevdalis, Ktistakis, Karalis etc, while Clarence Penn and Jason Yarde join in as special guests. Yarde’s linear note is revealing: “Yiannis writes most evocative music and he has a great band that is willing to take it there and beyond…”
As far as jazz in Greece is concerned FunkAbyss is an instant classic.