Rhan Burton on Christian Sands:
"Every now and then the evoluntionary process delivers a rare specimen to a specific catergory. As far as the category of the arts is concerned, I have been fortunate enough to hear a handful of musical greats who at an early age had all of the essential ingredients that are required to give listeners the utmost in enjoyment. Christian Sands is one such individual. At the precocious age of 15 he already has three major components that qualify him to be a mature pianist: exceptional ability as a composer, great intrepretational skills and adequate command of the instrument.
Christian own composition "Corner Dees" employs a traditional jazz harmonic movement and a pleasant harmonic suprise in the bridge. He has taken a proven Michel Le Grande classic "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life" and given it a very "do-able" pop treatment that could very well establish him as a successful commercial artist, with a strong jazz influence."
Rex Cadwallader on Christian Sands:
"You know how people have a native language, the one that they first heard and learned to speak? Well, Christian is bilingual-he has two native languages, but one of them is made of rhythms, harmonies, inflections and idiosyncratic phrasing that we refer to collectively as JAZZ. There's no translation barrier to his playing-it's as though he uses his hands and the piano to play JAZZ as naturally as he uses his voice to speak.
If there is a piano in sight he has to play it-he just can't help himself."
Christian has studied and performed with some of the worlds most reknown Jass Artists such as Clark Terry, Dave Brubeck, Auturo Sandoval, James "Jimmy" Heath, Nestor Torres, Irvin Mayfield, Bill Summers, Rodney Jones, Willie Ruff, Dwight Mitchell, Wayne Boyd, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Pat Dorn Orchestra, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Arti Dixson, Jesse Hameen II, Jeff Fuller, and James Cammack just to name a few.
He is indeed a rare delight. This CD will take you on a pleasant and wonderful jounrey.