CD’S BY TSILIS
Pale Fire featuring Arthur Blythe on enja records
2. La Indomable
Sequestered days featuring Joe Lovano on enja records
1. Medgar Evers
2. Crazy Horse (Tashunka Witco)
Wood Music featuring David Peterson, Lonnie Plaxico and Tony Reedus on enja records
1. The Shadow of the cat
Possibilities featuring Billy Hart on Ken music
1. Possibilities #1
2. 16 apache st.
Heritage featuring John Abercrombie on Ken music
1. Fe fi fo fum
Pure Affection featuring Uri Caine on Allessa records
1. Uncle Nick
2. Jennifer’s secrets
AS A PRODUCER
Art Taylor and his Wailers Mr. A.T. on enja records
Befriended legendary Jazz drummer Art Taylor and had a once in a lifetime experience hanging with one of the all-time great Jazz drummers who put his groove on so many legendary recordings.
(Associate Producer for Youngblood)
Elvin Jones Youngblood on enja records featuring Joshua Redman
Worked closely with EP Matthias Wincklemann and championed then young saxophonist Joshua Redman for the recording date at Rudy Van Gelders.
Kevin Mahogany Double Rainbow on enja records
Picked all sidemen. Mr. Tsilis composed the music for the piece “My Dungeon shook” which was based on the letter from James Baldwin writing “The fire next time” to his nephew on the 100 year anniversary of the Emancipation proclamation. The lyrics are excerpts from Mr. Baldwin’s writing and were approved by his sister Gloria. Mr. Tsilis had the profound experience of working with Ms. Baldwin on the selection of the lines to complete his composition.
Kevin Mahogany Songs and Moments on enja records
Featuring arrangements by Maria Schneider, Slide Hampton and Michael Mossman.
Mr. Tsilis selected the musicians and the compositions for this sophomore outing for Jazz singer Kevin Mahogany.
AS A SIDEMAN
Arthur Blythe Focus on Savant records (Writer Gary Giddins of the Village Voice picked Focus in his top 5 recordings for Jazz in the year 2004)
Featured soloist Concert Grand Marimba
- Opus 1
Arthur Blythe Hipmotism on enja records
Featured soloist vibes and Marimba
- Dear Dessa