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2 Trios + 1 Live

by Chris Colangelo

Modern straight-ahead small group jazz, interpreting jazz standards in a live club setting.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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2. Just in Time
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3. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
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4. Pannonica
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5. Alone Together
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6. Isfahan
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7. Solar
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8. Summer Night
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9. Time Remembered
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10. If I Were a Bell
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Bassist CHRIS COLANGELO is one of the genuine masters on his instrument. The first thing you notice about Chris's playing -- his tone, deeply resonant with astonishing articulation across the instrument's sonic register. Once you adjust to such reverberant force, you recognize that this is a musician with serious chops ... that hard to define, never forgotten lyric quality that separates yeoman time-keepers from bassists with seductive narrative power.

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Chris attended Rowan University, majoring in jazz performance. Then a resident of the Philadelphia area, Chris was part of the local jazz scene, with session work throughout the Delaware Valley, including gigs in Atlantic City. After moving to Los Angeles in late '91, Chris began performing and traveling with heavyweights such as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Yusef Lateef, Jimmy Cleveland, Alex Acuna, Roy McCurdy, Doc Severinsen, Ernie Watts, Kei Akagi, Les McCann, Richie Cole, and Sal Marquez among many others.

Chris's album, 2 trios + 1 -- "Live" (BluePort Jazz), earned plaudits at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas soon after its appearance in nationwide distribution. Legendary pianist Jane Getz joined Chris for this "in concert" recording, along with percussionist Dave Hocker and saxophonist Chuck Manning.

Jazz reviewer John Gilbert wrote about that session, "live at Monteleone's in Los Angeles, [where] Colangelo assembled an all star cast, " that

"... the listener will understand why [Chris] is much in demand upon hearing him in action. His assertive approach and rapid fire solos take bass playing to another level...power tempered with feeling is a most sought after attribute and Colangelo achieves this with a natural ability grounded in musical education."

-- Jim Merod
BLUEPORT JAZZ


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T. Collins

GREAT PLAYING ! BRAVO !!
THIS CD REALLY REPRESENTS THE ESSENCE OF JAZZ PLAYING.
I RECOMMEND IT TO ALL JAZZ FANS.
BRAVO!!!

Karen H

This bassist is a jazz musician at its best! Awesome and completely impressive!
This bassist is a jazz musician at its best! I was actually at the live recording of this CD in California and it was an awesome experience! and I was so happy to find that the CD proved to be just as exciting as the live performance. If you like jazz you will really LOVE this CD! Awesome and completely impressive!