Chris DeRosa | Shadows

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Shadows

by Chris DeRosa

This outing is from when Chris DeRosa held weekly improv sessions under the name Monkfish at CDR Studios in the L.E.S. of Manhattan. The revolving cast of characters created some wonderful soundscapes. Here is a sampling of their work.
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1. Improv #1
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2. Solemn Night
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3. Improv #2
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4. Reckon
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5. Improv #3
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6. Two and Three
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7. Improv #4
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8. Improv #5
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“Shadows” P.B. Records © 2012 Be Here Now BMI

1. Improv #1
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 9/18/09 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Dave Ullman: Guitar, Dustin Carlson: Guitar, Gab Bowler: Bass

2. Solemn Night #2
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 4/11/08 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Hideaki Onishi: Bass

3. Improv #2
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 6/27/08 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Dan Ori: Bass, and Iakov Kremenskiy: Guitar

4. Reckon (By DU)
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 10/2/09 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Dave Ullman: Guitar, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Gab Bowler: Bass

5. Improv #3
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 7/18/08 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Brian Holtz: Bass

6. Two and Three (By GB)
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 9/11/09 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Dustin Carlson: Guitar, Gab Bowler: Bass

7. Improv #4
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 10/24/08 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Dustin Carlson: Guitar, Francesco Beccaro: Bass

8. Improv #5
Monkfish improv @ CDR Studios 10/24/08 - Featuring Chris DeRosa: Drums, Joe Charupakorn: Guitar, Dustin Carlson: Guitar, Francesco Beccaro: Bass


The outing titled "Shadows" is from when Chris DeRosa held weekly improv sessions under the name Monkfish at CDR Studios in the L.E.S. of Manhattan. The revolving cast of characters created some wonderful soundscapes. Here is a sampling of their work.

To checkout career info or to hear audio samples please visit:
http://www.chrisderosa.com
https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeRosaFanPage

or Monkfish’s own page:
https://www.facebook.com/monkfishband

or contact Chris directly through email: chris (at) chrisderosa (dot) com


Bio:
Chris DeRosa is a Professional Freelance Drummer/Producer/Composer who currently lives in New York City, although his experience has taken him to many parts of the world (over 46 countries).

Chris has studied at both The Berklee College of Music where he received the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters scholarship and at the University Of Miami where he was the recipient of the Bowman Ashe scholarship for artistic and academic achievement. There he also received his Studio Music/Jazz Performance degree

Chris’ resume reads like a who’s who in music and has played/recorded with the likes of Deborah Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Skinner Box (King Django), Nadia Ali, Rick Ross, Motorbaby, Raul Midon, Melba Moore, Phil Perry, Masspike Miles, Yale University Big Band, Willie Ruff, Bill Brown Quartet, KTQ, Chris DeRosa Group, Monkfish. Producers such as Daniel Rey (Ramones), Steve Eigner (Nelly), Jon Brion (Fiona Apple), Roger Fife (Tricky), and Kramer (Ween).

In The World Of Dance Chris Has Performed, Composed, or Accompanied Gus Solomons jr, Ron Brown/Evidence, Mark Morris Dance Group, Sean Curran, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Donald Byrd, Jose' Limon Dance Foundation, and Paul Taylor Dance.

Chris has Taught/Lectured at Marymount Manhattan College (Adjunct Professor), The NYACK School Of Music (Guest Lecturer), and at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (Staff Musician, Guest Lecturer).

As a creative drummer Chris has been featured in Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Hudson Music, Percfest, and The Black Page Magazine and has performed Live on WPKN (Bridgeport), WXPN’s (Philadelphia) “World Cafe”, WDST’s (Woodstock) “Sessions”, has toured the Middle East for the Armed Forces, Egypt as a Jazz Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, and toured China in a Jazz Cultural Exchange Program.

Chris Is A Member Of BMI, The Harry Fox Agency, and The University Of Miami & Berklee College of Music Alumni Associations. Chris Is Endorsed By Vic Firth Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Brady Snare Drums, Audix Microphones, MOTU Electronics, KickPort, Cympad, and RhythmTech Percussion.

To see Chris’ personal webpage’s go to:
http://www.chrisderosa.com
https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeRosaFanPage
http://www.myspace.com/chrisderosa
http://www.cafepress.com/chrisderosa
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ChrisDeRosa
https://www.facebook.com/monkfishband
https://www.facebook.com/ktqmusic

Here are a few videos of Chris you might enjoy:

Masspike Miles & Rick Ross Performing "Love Drunk": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ITEtH_2eU

‪Melba Moore & Phil Perry Performing "Weakness"‬: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFb_3hidZHE

Nadia Ali (Live In Cairo) "Is It Love": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrSdHmJKvJo

Deborah Harry performing "Rapture": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF9VwGokJ44

Here are some downloadable photo’s & bio:
http://www.chrisderosa.com/Promo
http://www.chrisderosa.com/Bio.doc

Here is an article Chris wrote Modern Drummer Magazine:
http://www.moderndrummer.com/site/2012/01/chris-derosa-3/

Click Here To Download Chris’ Black Page Interview:
http://www.chrisderosa.com/pictures/BlackPage.pdf


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