In Many Ways
With the release of In Many Ways, the new CD from composer/pianist/producer Kosta Lois, Perista takes the bold step of making their first musical debut. Lois' original compositions soar across musical traditions taking melodies and rhythms from a variety of styles. Perista's band members exhibit their collective talents with stunning performances and a fresh attitude that makes a powerful statement. Reaching beyond the stagnant sounds of mainstream popular music, this yound band originally from Olympia, WA provokes an authentic and charismatic response from their audiences. Seeking to reinvent the contemporary sounds of a decidedly post-modern Jazz era, Kosta Lois experiments with melodic ideas that vary from beautiful tonal melodies to abstract avant-garde ideas and harmonies embracing the roots of 20th century art music. Peristas advance has attracted widespread attention and a following that promises to cultivate a renewed appreciation for new jazz.