CHRIS KELSEY

Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Eclectic Fusion • United States
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Called “a provocateur in the best sense of the term: a player (and writer) who thrives on pushing buttons,” by Derek Taylor of All About Jazz, and “at the forefront of the fiery reedists today,” by Gregory Applegate Edwards at Gapplegate Music Review, Chris Kelsey’s music embraces the qualities of individualism and innovation that have always defined the best jazz. His work defies easy description.

Kelsey first made his reputation with a series of albums for the C.I.M.P. imprint in the ‘90s and ‘00s, as well as several for his own Saxofonis Music and Tzazz Krytyk labels. From the early ‘90s, he maintained an active presence on the Downtown NYC music scene, performing at many of the city’s most important venues, including frequent appearances at the Knitting Factory. He began a parallel career as a music journalist, contributing to such publications as Jazziz, JazzTimes, The All Music Guide to Jazz, and
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CHRIS KELSEY Discography

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CHRIS KELSEY Stutches album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stutches
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
CHRIS KELSEY Stomp Own It album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stomp Own It
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
CHRIS KELSEY The Ingenious Gentleman of the Lower East Side album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ingenious Gentleman of the Lower East Side
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
CHRIS KELSEY In Search of Emmett Hardy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Search of Emmett Hardy
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
CHRIS KELSEY Chris Kelsey's Unacknowledged Ensemble: Hear with Your Ear album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Kelsey's Unacknowledged Ensemble: Hear with Your Ear
Avant-Garde Jazz 2000
CHRIS KELSEY Renewal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Renewal
Avant-Garde Jazz 2004
CHRIS KELSEY Wishing You Were Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wishing You Were Here
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
CHRIS KELSEY Beyond Is and Is Not album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beyond Is and Is Not
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
CHRIS KELSEY The Crookedest Straight Line Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Crookedest Straight Line Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
CHRIS KELSEY The Crookedest Straight Line Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Crookedest Straight Line Vol. 2
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
CHRIS KELSEY Not Cool ( ... as in, 0.00 | 0 ratings
Not Cool ( ... as in, "The Opposite of Paul Desmond")
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
CHRIS KELSEY Happy House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy House
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
CHRIS KELSEY Chris Kelsey & What I Say: The Electric Miles Project album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Kelsey & What I Say: The Electric Miles Project
Eclectic Fusion 2013
CHRIS KELSEY The Change Of The Face Of The Century Of Jazz To Come album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Change Of The Face Of The Century Of Jazz To Come
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
CHRIS KELSEY Speaking In Though Baloons album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Speaking In Though Baloons
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
CHRIS KELSEY Chris Kelsey/Dom Minasi : Duets NYC/Woodstock album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Kelsey/Dom Minasi : Duets NYC/Woodstock
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
CHRIS KELSEY Kelsey​/​Porter Duo Plays Ornette, Vol. 2 : Rejoicing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kelsey​/​Porter Duo Plays Ornette, Vol. 2 : Rejoicing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2016

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CHRIS KELSEY Chris Kelsey's Ingenious Gentlemen Quartet ‎: Situational Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Kelsey's Ingenious Gentlemen Quartet ‎: Situational Music
Avant-Garde Jazz 1998
CHRIS KELSEY 1Up 1Down (Live From Nowhere) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1Up 1Down (Live From Nowhere)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2013
CHRIS KELSEY Free: Kelsey/Porter Duo Plays Ornette, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free: Kelsey/Porter Duo Plays Ornette, Vol. 1
Avant-Garde Jazz 2015
CHRIS KELSEY Chris Kelsey / Jack DeSalvo : Live at Magnolia's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Kelsey / Jack DeSalvo : Live at Magnolia's
Post Bop 2018

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