NATIVE SPEAKERS - TEASER VIDEO
“Native Speakers” is a music act created by saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and vibraphonist Dimitris Angelakis. For years they have gained respect and international presence both as leaders and sidemen having performed on various jazz festivals and venues around the world. Their new project consists of a mixture of original compositions as well as their own arrangements of jazz classics. “Native Speakers” appear under four different line-ups (duet, trios, quartets, and quintets), which allows them to collaborate with some of the finest musicians from Europe and the US. Special Thanks to Yiotis Samaras (guitar), Nikos Chatzisakos (bass), Jason Wastor (drums) and Fotis Papatheodorou (videography) for their unique contribution.
"Only For You" - NATIVE SPEAKERS (Vasilis Xenopoulos - Dimitris Angelakis)
This is an original composition by vibraphonist Dimitris Angelakis. Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone Dimitris Angelakis vibraphone Yiotis Samaras guitar Nikos Chatzitsakos bass Jason Wastor drums Many thanks to Yiotis Samaras, Nikos Chatzitsakos and Jason Wastor for sharing their talent with us. Special thanks to Fotis Papatheodorou for his video, editing and mixing skills. Recorded at Sierra Studios, Athens, Greece, December 2019.
"It Might As Well Be Spring" - NATIVE SPEAKERS (Vasilis Xenopoulos-Dimitris Angelakis)
This is a jazz composition by Richard Rodgers (1902-1979). Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone Dimitris Angelakis vibraphone Special thanks to Fotis Papatheodorou for his video, editing and mixing skills. Recorded at Sierra Studios, Athens, Greece, December 2019.