Taboo Trio

Τίμος Παύλου – Κιθάρα | Κώστας Αρσένης – Μπάσο | Γιάννης Παπαγιαννούλης – Κρουστά

Το τρίο δημιουργήθηκε στις αρχές του 2010 ως αποτέλεσμα μιας παράλληλης και μακρόχρονης πορείας τριών φίλων μουσικών επηρεασμένων από διαφορετικά στυλ και ακούσματα, που όμως τους συνδέει η ανάγκη για δημιουργία και έκφραση.
Οι taboo trio δύσκολα μπορούν να ενταχθούν σε κάποιο συγκεκριμένο είδος μουσικής, παίζουν κυρίως δικές τους συνθέσεις βασισμένες σε τζαζ αρμονίες, ανοιχτούς αυτοσχεδιασμούς αλλά ταυτόχρονα επηρεασμένοι από rock,ethnic,soul ήχους, από την κλασική μουσική, από παραδοσιακούς ρυθμούς και φλαμένκο ηχοχρώματα. Με την ακουστική, κλασική και ηλεκτρική κιθάρα, το ηλεκτρικό μπάσο και το κοντραμπάσο και τα παραδοσιακά, latin, flamenco,multi κρουστά προσπαθούν να ανοίξουν ένα κοινό και ξεχωριστό δρόμο σύμπραξης, επικοινωνίας και πειραματισμού μέσα στο λαβύρινθο της σύγχρονης μουσικής κινούμενοι σε original συνθέσεις αλλά και new standards.
Μετά από μια σειρά εμφανίσεων, το τρίο ηχογράφησε την πρώτη του δισκογραφική δουλειά Spiral η οποία κυκλοφόρησε τον περασμένο Σεπτέμβριο από την Re-Define Productions

Timos Pavlou
Timos Pavlou was born in Athens in 1982. His first contact with the guitar was at the age of eight years. In the following years he completed his studies by spending next to distinguished professors of international reputation such as Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Nikita koshkin, Evangelos Asimakopoulos, Costas Cotsiolis, Roland Dyens etc.

It should be mentioned that he took part in major guitar festivals (Koblenz Guitar Festival, Guitar Art Festival, etc) followed by solo concerts with contemporary repertoire in various cities with great success.

Furthermore, he collaborated with other artists such as Nick Mamangakis and Savina Giannatou among others, and since 2008 he teaches guitar at the Conservatory of Evia. However, his love for composition and improvisation led him to create his own compositions from which could result in the ultimate musical expression.

Finally, the need for interaction with other musicians resulted in the creation of a series of recordings entitled «spiral».

Giannis Papagiannoulis
Born in Larissa.He has been working with percussion instruments around 20 years. He studied in the Philipos Nakas conservatory for 6 years (1998-2004). He has taken lessons in traditional and Latin percussion with P. Kourtis and has attended seminars with many prominent musicians, such as: Misirli Ahmet, Jose Carrasco, Levent Yildirim, Manuel Muñoz “El Pajaro”. He has participated in concerts and albums of many famous Greek artists, such as: Eleni Vitali, Haroula Alexiou, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Vassilis Rakopoulos, ‘Kitrina Podilata’ and many others. He has been taking part in numerous concerts and shows of Greek traditional music (‘Estudiantina’ of Nea Ionia, ‘Lykeio Ellinidon’, the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa and many more), Latin music (AromaCaribe etc), Jazz-Ethnic music (Stavros Lantsias, Makis Ablianitis, IASIS, Krotala etc.), as well as Flamenco music (De todas formas, Fuera de…, Ronda al Alba, Flamenco Aire, Proxima Salida, La arachi cali, De palo y Madera among others) since 2002 .
In 2013 he founded the TACONEO Studio for Flamenco and percussion with Electra Hryssanthou.

Kostas Arsenis
Bassist, composer and educator. He was born in Larissa Greece where he took his first music lessons, in music theory, classical guitar and electric bass.


  • Musicology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
  • Musicology and Music Interpretation at “George Enescu” University of Bucharest.
  • Athens Conservatory, Double bass/ prof. Anastasios Kazaglis
  • Fillipos Nakas Conservatory (Athens) , Electric Bass / prof. Yiotis Kiourtsoglou

Taboo trio- Spiral (2014), Ektos Eautou – Γυμνά Κοπμιά (2004), Diminuita swing trio-Arythmology, Christos Papachristos – Οφιούχος (2010), Sofia Kourtidou – Πεπιπαθώς και ρουφηχτα(2011), Fos – Europe your rope (2009), Faros (2005), Michalis Paouris- Virtuoso (2013), Stergos Papapostolou(2010), Music & Lyrics – Music & Lyrics (2010) etc

Live performances and events
Wereldmuseum – Rotterdam (Holland 2010), Annie the musical (Hellenic Cosmos 2013), Cairo Opera House (Egypt 2008), Alexandria Opera house (Egypt 2008), Music Village Brussels (Belgium 2010), Hot Club de Ghent (Belgium 2010), Marseille cultural capital(2013) , Αrt Base- Brussels (2010-2011) , Django Festival, Libercei (Belgium 2012), leQuecumBar(London 2012), Pinios festival (Larissa 2005), Bara Festival (Sykourio 2006), No Budget Festival (Larissa 2004), B-Fest (Αthens 2010), Djangofest-Athens Gypsy Jazz Festival (Αθήνα 2010),Djangofest-Athens Gypsy Jazz Festival (Athens 2011),Syros GypsyJazz (2010), Half Note jazz club, Duende jazz bar, Sabajana jazz fest (Chania) etc.