The musicians that make up the trio How Deep How High – Thanos Bekas on electric bass, Dimitris Ventourakis on keyboards, Socratis Tsentoglou on drums – recognize jazz as a link, a starting point and a reason to share their inner musical world. To this core are added influences that have defined them, from the sounds of their childhood to the present day. Their first album, ‘A Constant State of Conversation’, thus embraces various musical styles: jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk, progressive and post rock.
Based on seemingly contradictory concepts, the name of the group reveals the limits and motivation of its members’ journey during the creation of music.
The trio was founded during the first quarantine. With different stimuli and musical experiences each, their partnership – with difficulties at first – resulted in a common sound through a continuous process of understanding and collaboration.
Their new album – to be recorded in early March – consists of seven compositions representing seven different manifestations of the human psyche in confusion – panic attack, intoxication, rage, obsession, submission -, aiming to explore and ultimately redeem themselves from and through these intense, charged situations. The point is not to deny, but to live with them, agreeing and augmenting.