Diary of Dreams is the fifth album of Stavros Lantsias, re-issued on vinyl by Trumpetfish Records.
“Diary of Dreams” began as a journal of musical ideas. Like dreams that are forgotten soon after we wake up, that’s how Stavros felt his melodies, like memories from dreams that he didn’t want to be forgotten. His wish, was to be moved by the musical outcome which in turn he hoped to move the musicians and ultimately you, the listeners!
Stavros Lantsias was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1966. He studied classical piano and music theory continuing his studies in Boston-United States at Berklee College Of Music where he graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor Of Music Degree in Arranging. He also received the «Count Basie Jazz Masters Award for pianists 1989» and the «Quincy Jones Jazz Masters Award for arrangers 1990». After Berklee he continued his jazz piano studies with highly respected educator Charlie Banacos.
Stavros Lantsias is in high demand as a pianist and arranger, always active performing with some of Greece’s most respected and acclaimed artists. One of his most important projects is «Human Touch«, a group he has formed with long time collaborators David Lynch and Yiotis Kiourtsoglou. In their first studio recording apart from composing and playing the piano Stavros expands his playing with Drums, Percussion and Acoustic Guitar.
First Released on January 1, 2011
Stavros Lantsias piano
Peter Erskine drums
Lars Danielsson bass
Athens Camerata 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 13
Chris Bleth oboe, english horn, clarinet, flute & alto flute 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Dimitris Houndis soprano saxophone 8, 13
Renato Ripo solo cello 1, 6, 8
Sergiu Nastasa solo violin 1, 7
Yiorgos Kaloudis cretan lyra 7
«Diary of Dreams» is the fifth release from Trumpetfish Records.
Distributed by Ikaros Music
The album is released on May 16 on 500 copies limited LP