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Chris Greene QuartetGroup Effort ... CD
Single Malt, 2012. Used ... $6.99
A cooking group effort from the Chris Greene Quartet – a great Chicago combo we've watched grow tremendously with each previous release – stepping out here in their first-ever live recording! Greene's got a soulfully sophisticated approach to his saxes that really belies his Windy City roots – with this great way of stretching out on the solos, yet still keeping things real – a bit like Eddie Harris at his best, with the depth of Eric Alexander on tenor,but with some deeper sounds too – which come through especially strong on the album's extended tracks. The rest of the group features electric piano, bass, and drums – and titles include the originals "Shore Up", "Future Emperor Of Evanston", "State", and "Three & Six" – plus a nice cover of "Blue Bossa". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris Greene QuartetMerge ... CD
Single Malt, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The greatest work to date from Chicago saxophonist Chris Greene – a set that's got plenty of keyboards in the mix alongside his saxes, and some drums that get nicely funky at times too! The album's got a really great 21st Century take on older soul jazz modes – not just retro funky jazz, nor some sort of CTI update – but a fresh approach that still has all the crispness of the small combo jazz you'd find today on the Chicago scene, dosed nicely with an undercurrent of soul that gives things a slightly classic quality too! Keyboards are by Damian Espinosa – and other players include Marc Piane on bass and Tyrone Blair on drums and percussion. Titles include "In Confidence", "Borderline", "Lotus Blossom", "LFEI", "M Tati", "You'll Thank Me Later", and "Good Riddance". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris Greene QuartetMusic Appreciation ... CD
Single Malt, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A double-length set from Chicago tenorist Chris Greene – but a package that may well not be enough to hold all the new ideas in his music! We've really watched Chris grow strongly over the past few years – and with this wonderfully well-crafted, rich-voiced album, he steps forward to a level that rivals some of the much bigger saxophone talents recording these days for labels like High Note or Criss Cross! Greene's always had a deep tone in his horns – one that draws from a Chicago tradition, but inflects it with some of the more contemporary modes of later players on the scene – like Eric Alexander, who Chris might be approaching with this set. The range of rhythms and song styles is great – never gimmicky, but expanding past standard expectations – so that Greene's group is playing Coltrane and Wayne Shorter one minute, then Martin Denny the next, then Ed Motta, then a huge batch of their own great compositions as well. Instrumentation is simple – Chris on saxes, plus piano or keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's some wide voices here that really make the album compelling – and the longer length very necessary to contain it all. Titles include "Firecracker", "Deluge", "Day of Honor", "Divers", "Solution", "Papuera", "Clean & Clear", "Institutional Samba", and "Nostalgia In Times Square". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chris Greene QuartetSoul & Science Vol 1 ... CD
Single Malt, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
No science here, but plenty of soul from Chicago reedman Chris Greene – an up-and-coming player who really hits hard with a tight, no-nonsense approach! The group here is all acoustic, and nicely sharp-edged – the usual piano, bass, drum line in the rhythm section, yet put together with an approach that reminds us of classic dates from the 60s – that time when an indie combo could really blow the top off without losing their cool. The set features a great instrumental remake of "Boogie On Reggae Woman", a take on Tommy Turrentine's "Bonnie", a surprisingly great modal version of "King Of Pain", a very fresh version of "Caravan", and Greene's own "4.23" – proof that he's as great a writer as he is a player! CD
(In a paper sleeve.)

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✨✧ Chris Greene QuartetSoul and Science Vol 2 – Electric Boogaloo ... CD
Single Malt, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hardly the electric set you might expect from the title, but a seriously soulful outing from Chicago saxophonist Chris Greene – a real up-and-coming talent in the Windy City, and a player with a really great edge! Greene plays here in a quartet setting, and while some of the tracks have electric keys instead of acoustic piano, the overall sound is mostly acoustic – romping with a range of classic influences that stretch back through 60s soul jazz and 70s modal – all wrapped together with a tightness that's really great. The set's got a lot more depth than you might expect, and is definitely the sort that should have bigger jazz labels seeking out Greene's talents. Titles include "The Oracle", "Bernie's Tune", "Amalgasantos", "Adamantium (part 3)", "You Win Again", and "Boogie 2.0". CD
(Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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