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PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder

Label: Single Malt Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Divers (intro); Divers; Caravan; No Setlist!; Samba Fu Maga; Omi (Fresh Water); You Win Again.

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Chris Greene: PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder

Read "PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder" reviewed by Bridget A. Arnwine


When a musician begins his set with a warning much like that issued in a pharmaceutical advertisement for mesothelioma, it's probably a safe assumption that those in attendance should brace themselves for what's to come. When that musician is Evanston, IL based bandleader and saxophonist Chris Greene one thing is certain: even after heeding the warning, ...

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Chris Greene Quartet: PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder

Read "PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Accomplished saxophonist Chris Greene, with his warm sound and easily recognizable style, is a stalwart of the Chicago music scene. Over the past decade he has led the same quartet of equally brilliant musicians who have honed a seamless camaraderie. On his 13th release, the ebullient PlaySPACE 2: Play Harder, Greene and his band stretch out ...

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Boundary Issues

Label: Single Malt Recordings
Released: 2017

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Music Appreciation

Label: Single Malt Recordings
Released: 2014
Track listing: Disc 1: Intro; The Missing Part; Papuera; Institutional Samba; Nostalgia in Times Square; Clean & Clear; The Moose Is Loose!
Disc 2: Divers; Solution; Molar Melancholia; Day of Honor; Equinox; Deluge; Firecracker; Outro.

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Chris Greene Quartet: Music Appreciation

Read "Music Appreciation" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Saxophonist Chris Greene has a unique approach to jazz that, although well within the mainstream, is elegantly innovative. He colors his creative ideas and motifs with bluesy hues, endows them with an urbane sense of swing and enriches them with solid, improvisational rigor. His complex pieces flow with a deceptive simplicity yet make for a rewarding ...

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A Group Effort

Label: Single Malt Recordings
Released: 2012
Track listing: Introduction by William Kurk; Bride of Mr. Congeniality; Shore Up; Future Emperor of Evanston; Stat; Three & Six; Blue Bossa.

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Chris Greene Quartet: A Group Effort

Read "A Group Effort" reviewed by Edward Blanco


In October, 2011, Chicago saxophonist Chris Greene's quartet stepped up to the stage--The Mayne Stage, to be exact, the entertainment and dining venue located in Chicago's Rogers Park--to perform a live set of sizzling post-bop ultimately captured for its first in-concert CD, A Group Effort. With an introduction from pianist/musical director William Kurk, the show kicks ...

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Merge

Label: Single Malt Recordings
Released: 2010
Track listing: Good Riddance; You'll Thank Me Later; M. Tati; L.F.E.I. (Let's Get it Started); Coffee 'n' Scotch; Lotus Blossom; Out of Nowhere; In Confidence; Borderline.

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Chris Greene Quartet: Merge

Read "Merge" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Chicago-native Chris Greene keeps stylistic company with Wayne Escoffery, AJ Kluth, and Ricky Sweum, in that he plays a saxophone with sharp edges when necessary and smooth ones when called upon. His previous recordings, On The Verge (as Chris Greene's New Perspective, Self Produced, 2002) and Soul and Science, Volume 1 (as the Chris Green Quartet, ...


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