Mediterranean Connection is an album featuring Greg with the fantastic Italian pianist Teo Ciavarella, released on YAZZ Recordings. This project is the result of a beautiful friendship between Greg and Teo, one of Europe’s finest jazz pianists. Chiavarella’s elegant and sophisticated keyboard playing is complemented by Yasinitsky’s big-toned, fiery saxophone improvisations. Both love to season their solos with blues-inspired ideas. These recordings were made in September of 2017 during a visit by Ciavarella to Washington State University where Yasinitsky is a School of Music faculty member. They received superlative support from bassist F. David Snider and drummer David Jarvis, also members of the WSU faculty. The program includes originals by Ciavarella and Yasinitsky along with Ciavarella’s arrangement of the beloved standard Bésame Mucho.
Preview Mediterranean Connection here.