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Chris Trinidad

Chris Trinidad is a Filipino-Canadian multi-instrumentalist who now makes the San Francisco Bay Area his home. His mission as a musician is to apply the bass guitar in primarily mainstream jazz situations, acoustic world music contexts, and non-traditional avant-garde formats. In addition to his bass guitar playing, he is a freelance session musician he often called to accompany on piano or drum set, or to perform as a choral singer. As a seasoned veteran with experience in multiple genres of music, Chris balances practical musicianship and applied artistry with a solid background in academia

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

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One might think that Chris Trinidad would have a hard time figuring out his next move after Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II (Iridium, 2018), an instrumental album based on traditional Gregorian chants but played on instruments from India, the Balkans and other cultures. But Trinidad eventually landed upon this recipe: Take one Filipino-Canadian bassist. ...

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Back in the Day, Around the World

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Brooklyn Funk Essentials Stay Good Dorado Records 2019 Back in the day, jazz bands like Roy Ayers' Ubiquity and soul bands like the Ohio Players played more than jazz and soul. Jazz and soul were their main ingredient, but only one ingredient among others stirred in ...

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

Read "Chris Trinidad y Con Todo" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Filipino-Canadian bassist/composer Chris Trinidad has an eclectic discography. His previous album Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II (Iridium Records, 2018) presented arrangements of Gregorian chant, drawing on musical traditions from around the world. He has also recorded Latin music, as on Chris Trinidad's Certain Times (Iridium Records, 2015). But this album is Latin jazz all the way. ...

Chris Trinidad y Con Todo

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Luna Nueva En Mi Mente (New Moon In Mind); Ojos Abiertos (Eyes Open); Tigres Blancos Y Elefantes Grises (White Tigers And Grey Elephants); Llegando A La Razón (Arrive To Reason); La Esencia De La Intención (Essence Of The Intention); Principios De La Causalidad (The Principles Of Causality); Hasta Entonces, Mi Amigo (Until Then, My Friend); Espíritu Del Antiguo Sol (Old Sun In Spirit).

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Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II

Read "Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Chris Trinidad seems unique even by musicians' standards: He keeps busy as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, choral conductor, and music educator in and around the San Francisco Bay area, but also has a background in liturgy, liturgical worship and educational leadership. Chant Triptych II is the second in a series through which he reimagines traditional ...

Put It Where You Want It (But Find It Where You Put It)

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Hip Spanic All-Stars Old-School Revolution Self-Produced 2018 If you think that Old School Revolution sounds both familiar and new, you're right. In the late 2000s, bassist and singer Happy Sanchez, saxophonist Norbert Stachel (Tower of Power), percussionist Karl Perazzo (a longstanding member of Santana), ...

Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Sinite Parvulos; Beatus Quem Elegisti; Dispersit Dedit Pauperibus; Venite Filii; Qui Timent; Nolite Diligere; Timeat Eum; Qui Fecerit.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Chris Trinidad: Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II

Read "Chris Trinidad's Chant Triptych II" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Bassist/composer Chris Trinidad (based in the San Francisco Bay area) presents the second in a series of albums that place Gregorian chant melodies in new contexts. The arrangements combine instruments from a wide array of musical traditions: Indian tabla drums and bansuri flute; Caribbean bongo, congas and other percussion; accordion influenced by Argentinian tango and other ...

Chris Trinidad’s Certain Times

Label: Iridium Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Inevitable Evolution; Something New in the Familiar; The Benefit of Hindsight; Finding Somewhere Forever; A Reading In Retrospect; Transcending December; Though Certainly Speaking; Jungle Street; Priority


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