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Chris Greco

Chris Greco is an award-winning composer and woodwind specialist. He was raised and educated as a composer and multi-instrumentalist (saxophone, clarinet, flute) in Los Angeles, and he was a significant contributor to the jazz culture of Los Angeles in the 80's and 90's. He worked in a variety of groups and explored different formats; duo, trio, quartet, quintet, large ensemble, and recorded three projects on his own independent Gwsfourwinds records. The three projects represent Greco's broad view of jazz, and the subsequent directions he explored.

His first project, Trane of Thought, was an eclectro-acoustic groove-based modern jazz project of originals. His second project, Well You Needn't, Standards Vol. 1, was a view of his approach to jazz standards, with a display of his versatility on several woodwinds and his post-bop style. Greco's third project, Pleiadian Call / Music for Trio was a view of his compositional practices in a trio format, with use of multiple winds, precise writing, and inspired improvisations.

Reviews of the three projects about Greco's playing and music: "knockout disc," supreme multi-instrumentalist," "the perfect balance," "boundless inspiration," "amazingly talented," "highly original," " a gem," "a collectors item," "a modernist fashioned from Rollins/Shorter/Lovano with splashes of Trane and even the great Roland Kirk - especially on flute," "highly recommended," "thought provoking," "makes modern jazz more accessible," " a wealth of compelling jazz sounds," "Greco's lines are clean and explorative," "the music is fresh and new, and will withstand plenty of examination," "brilliant," "impeccable performances on the various woodwinds," "a great album!"