Love Is The Answer Aurora - Ballads Performance: 4- Sound: 4-
"O's Notes: Chris plays piano and sings on this upbeat collection of songs that swing. It's mostly instrumental versions of popular classics like "Song For My Father" with a few nice vocal arrangements like "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "Nature Boy". It's soft, relaxing and a nice backdrop for your next dinner party." O's Place Jazz
"Love is more than the answer; it's also the sound..........
Unassuming, with power - this album is full of stuff like that...a very solid effort, and the cure for what ails you."
- John Barrett Jr., Green Mt.Jazz Messenger/Jazz Improv
"This is a great album!"
- Horace Silver
"'Love Is The Answer' is really an example of high quality presentation of jazz music, which shows the fine art of good arranging and composing. Without a doubt,the improvising on the album is top notch. From my first listen,I knew that I would play it right away. I recommend the record to you as part of your own collection."
- Carl Jeeter Bernard, Jazz DJ for WSHA FM, Shaw University
PERSONNEL ON THE ALBUM INCLUDE:
Chris Keller, piano/vocal
Steve Swan, alto sax
Whit Williams, tenor sax
Donnie West, bass
Ricky Loza, drums/percussion
Sound, Mike Cerri/Studio 508 UMBC
Pianist/composer Chris Keller has played music professionally for over 30 years. Her performance credits include both jazz and classical concerts at universities, theatres, clubs, hotels, cruises, restaurants, radio and television stations throughout North, Central and South America. Her major focus of promoting peace through music has led to "Jazz for World Unity"
concerts in such diverse venues as the Baha'i House of Worship,WBEZ Radio, Crosscurrents, and the Palmer House in Chicago, the Waldorf Astoria in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Pratt Library in Baltimore, Teatro Teresa Carena (Jazz Caracas Festival), Universidad de Los Andes (Merida), Radio Juventud (Barquisimeto), Museo de Artes Graficas and Club Nautico de Hotel InterContinental (Maracaibo) in Venezuela (where she served as a Baha'i pioneer '87-'93).
Her CD with Aurora Jazz, "Love Is The Answer" has received international acclaim and airplay on college and commercial radio.