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Christopher Burnett: The Standards, Vol. 2 (Live at The Drum Room in Kansas City)

Read "The Standards, Vol. 2 (Live at The Drum Room in Kansas City)" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

During its heyday, The Drum Room in The Hotel President was one of Kansas City's most popular jazz venues. Performers such as Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Benny Goodman all played there. The Drum Room closed during the late seventies but was brought back to life a few years later and, between 2006 and 2007, The Christopher Burnett Quartet performed there on the first Saturday night of each month. That was Burnett's first outing as a bandleader and his tenure ...

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Christopher Burnett: The Standards, Vol. 1

Read "The Standards, Vol. 1" reviewed by Kyle Simpler

Modern jazz can certainly take a variety of different forms, but standards still remain the foundation for many players. With The Standards Vol. 1, Christopher Burnett brings modern and traditional elements together in an excellent meeting. His approach is to bring a traditional approach to each song, whether it's a well-loved favorite or an original composition. Burnett is a Kansas City native with an impressive professional background. After serving 22 years in the Army, where he was able ...

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Chris Burnett: Time Flies

Read "Time Flies" reviewed by IDM Records

Chris Burnett - Saxophonist/Composer. The music presented on the debut Time Flies is very representative of instrumental jazz - the indigenous American art form that is a unique blend of western music and African rhythms which creates new and exciting harmonies and syncopation. From Jelly Roll Morton to Wynton Marsalis, jazz exists in many forms and Burnett's music is a refreshing addition to this legacy.Jazz is a nebulous entity, constantly absorbing, digesting and reflecting our society and culture. ...


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