Soul and Science - Volume One (2007)

by Chris Greene Quartet

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"Greene has managed, through the process of recording and arranging, to turn the music itself into science...[Chris] has shown that pop, rock and R&B tunes can all exist on a jazz record because, stripped to their very core, they are all music. What a great discovery."
-All About Jazz.com

"This is a contemporary masterpiece that will hopefully help bring jazz to the masses...This tight-knit band has a great future if they can continue to mine this rich vein of musical gold that they have discovered.”
-Jazz Police.com

"Greene and his quartet dish up a tasty brew that mixes soul, jazz, R&B and pop into the enjoyable mix."
-JazzChicago.net

"...what are the jazz world needs...Overall, [the album] lives up to its name, show-casing a young hungry band full of fire and thoughtfulness and diverse influences and not afraid to mix it up and show it off."
-Knock the Hustle.com

“Their mastery of their respective instruments shines through on each note…[they] have a rock solid sound, and regardless of if they playing written music or dabbling in the freeform/experimental side of jazz, they pull it off smoothly…smart jazz, that’s easily enjoyed and appreciated by the occasional jazz fan or the longtime jazz connoisseur.”
-ChicagoAtHome.com

“Burnin' saxophonist Greene keeps the tempos up with his equally hard-working rhythm section.”
-Time Out Chicago

“an up-and-coming player who really hits hard with a tight, no-nonsense approach.”
-DustyGroove.com

“The funkiest brother on the planet. Maceo [Parker] better watch out.”
WVOF, Fairfield, CT

credits

released October 15, 2007

Chris Greene – saxophones
Damian Espinosa – piano
Marc Piane – acoustic bass
Tyrone Blair – drums, percussion

Executive Producer: Carol Greene
Produced by Chris Greene & Marc Piane.
Engineered & mixed by Marc Piane except *.
*Co-produced, engineered & mixed by Nick Eipers.
All arrangements by C, D, M & T.
Recorded & mixed @ Chicago Center School of Music and CRC Recording, Chicago, IL
Mastering: Eric Butkus
Painting, design & layout: Ethan Sellers

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Chris Greene Quartet Evanston, Illinois

The CGQ has been a highly visible part of Chicago’s jazz scene since 2005, and has maintained a stable lineup from the beginning, with the exception of Steve Corley, drummer since 2011. Damian Espinosa on piano and keyboards and Marc Piane on basses have been onboard since the beginning. CGQ incorporates funk, hip-hop, rock, pop, the blues and reggae, reflecting their diverse backgrounds. ... more

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