CHRIS SPEED

21st Century Modern / Eclectic Fusion / Third Stream / Post Bop • United States
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Like a number of emerging musicians on the New York creative jazz scene during the 1990s, clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Chris Speed grew up in the Seattle area. Speed was first introduced to classical music and played the piano and clarinet before becoming interested in improvisation and the tenor saxophone during high school. He moved to Boston to attend the New England Conservatory and was soon part of the collaborative ensemble Human Feel, which in addition to Speed featured drummer Jim Black (also from Seattle), alto saxophonist Andrew D'Angelo, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, and bassist Joe Fitzgerald. Speed was also a member of Orange Then Blue, the creative big band led by drummer George Schuller (son of Gunther). Two noteworthy recordings from this early period of Speed's career are Human Feel's Scatter (1992) and Orange Then Blue's While You Were Out (1994), both on the GM Recordings label.

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CHRIS SPEED Yeah No album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yeah No
21st Century Modern 1997
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Deviantics
21st Century Modern 1999
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Emit
21st Century Modern 2000
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Iffy Trio
Eclectic Fusion 2000
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Swell Henry
Eclectic Fusion 2004
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Third Stream 2008
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Really Ok
Post Bop 2014
CHRIS SPEED Chris Speed / Zeno De Rossi : Ruins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chris Speed / Zeno De Rossi : Ruins
Eclectic Fusion 2014
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Platinum On Tap
21st Century Modern 2017
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Respect for Your Toughness
21st Century Modern 2019

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