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Apostolis Anthimos - NOSPR

Apostolis AnthimosElectric guitar, percussion

Apostolis Anthimos was born on 25th of September 1954 in Katowice to a family of Greek immigrants. He is a valued, versatile guitarist and drummer.

Since 1971 to the present day he is a guitarist and drummer in the SBB band, which is hailed as the most important rock band of the second half of 20th century in Poland. He has recorded several dozen albums with SBB and performed, among others at the Roskilde festival in Denmark, as well as in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In 1972-1973 he worked with Czeslaw Niemen (four albums in Germany and Poland, concerts all over Europe, among others, alongside Jack Bruce, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Charles Mingus). In the 80s he divided his time between working in Greece (as a respected session musician) and in Poland, where he performed with Tomasz Stańko (C.O.C.X., Lady Go and Witkacy Peyotl/Freelectronic projects, among others). He recorded the legendary solo in the song Paw by Dżem. He has also collaborated with the groups Krzak and Osjan. In 1994 he recorded his debut album in New York, among others with musicians of the Pat Metheny Group (Gil Goldstein, Jim Beard, Paul Wertico, Matthew Garrison). Since the beginning of the new century, he has successfully led his own instrumental ensembles, offering music on the ambit of jazz and rock. He works with, among others, the double bass player Arild Andersen or John McLaughlin’s rhythm section (Étienne M’Bappé, Gary Husband). He records successive solo albums that are well received around the world – the latest, Parallel Worlds, presents him mainly as a drummer. As a composer he has contributed to the artistic output of the bands SBB and Krzak, he also wrote all the material presented in his solo projects. Apostolis Anthimos is the member of ZAiKS.


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