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Chance Hayden: Shag Bag

Read "Shag Bag" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Warm springtime, sunshine, good friends—it must be time for a party. Chance Hayden is certainly feeling the joy and ready to kick off something fun. Working around pandemic restrictions left him and his colleagues ready to bounce and blow off some steam, and bagging (sorry) the iconic Ronnie Foster on keys made the perfect funk-fusion topping. The standalone single “Shag Bag" packs a drum-and-conga groove to get the backyard shaking, slathers on a dash of bright horns, then ties it ...

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Chance Hayden: Get Somethin'

Read "Get Somethin'" reviewed by Geno Thackara


From first bikes to first apartments and beyond, there's nothing quite like that initial time stepping out on your own--a certain kind of excitement that comes with finally being in charge and able to set the rules. Chance Hayden's label debut comes years after an early self-released recording, several albums' worth of sideman service and a range of touring and production/arranging work. All those years of study and woodshedding are in evidence on the fast-cooking Get Somethin,' buoyed a little ...


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