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Dusty Groove (dustygroove.com) sez:

Smooth yet funky jazz...a set that's done in a style that certainly has some classic references, and which comes off well in the stripped-down sound of the group...lineup that includes electric bass and keyboards -- plus some extra-heavy drums that boom out and give the record a nice bottom, and keeps it from being too smooth overall. Chris' reed work gets nice and snappy at times -- vamping around with a pretty nice groove...

George W. Carroll @ ejazznews.com sez:

Bordering on the matrix of fusion & bebop, jazz sax-xer Chris Greene & his group proffers a subtle but complex blend of acoustic & electronic sounds..........Underscored by the group's vital & invigorating rhythmic energy.

The music is an interesting organic synthesis of bebop & rock.........Expanded & enriched by a repertory of jazz & fusion. All in all, Greene's project is charged & inventive, & may I offer that the group's success..........Will be sustained by it's hard rhythmic musical drive force.

and online media critic Rob Young

(www.smooth-jazz.de/Rob/AbstractGroove.htm) said:

"One of the most compelling attributes about Chris and the gang is that they are young in age nevertheless, their maturity, gifts and talent speaks extensively in the language of jazz. Yes, if you dig contemporary jazz/funk then "jazz" by Chris Greene and New Perspective aggressively picks up where some old school players left off with a voice that's filled with passion and conviction for playing their music. As a result they are refueling contemporary jazz with a much-needed boost of energy by producing exuberant non-manufactured music that's giving contemporary jazz/funk a glimmer of optimism for now and in the future. Independent and forward thinking artists are evolving in the new millennium by straying away from the cube that oppresses creativity, thanks to musicians like Chris Greene and New Perspective for staying true to the music.

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released December 1, 2004

Chris Greene-saxophones
Damian Espinosa-piano, keyboards
Vic Jackson-electric bass
Andrew "Blaze" Thomas-drums

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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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