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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chicago's Jazz Scene (But Were Afraid to Comment On
(Published: August 08, 2014)

I've been listening to Chris Greene Quartet's "A Group Effort" (2012) with Chris Greene (sax), Damian Espinosa (piano), Marc Piane (bass) & Steve Corley (drums). It's a killer. As the liner notes by jazz critic Neil Tesser make clear, this is a brilliant meld of deep tradition & visionary modernism. You can hear everything from Charlie Parker to Prince in Chris's composing & playing, and the rest of the band is equally deep.

When Howard Reich (of the Chicago Tribune) writes up this year's Chicago Jazz Festival, I hope he asks why the Jazz Institute of Chicago has never featured this group - one of Chicago's finest - on the fest, but they repeatedly book less experienced, less musical, less acclaimed acts. What will it take for CGQ to push past the politics and have their music heard'

- Karl E. H. Seigfried (bassist, composer, educator, historian)

More Information: http://www.seigfried.org


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