Guitarist Chris Standring has already received a variety of positive
reviews. All critics agree that his music is innovative, captivating
and always reinventing itself. His high recognition value is
confirmed by the high attendance of his notable concerts. His
newest album, Sunlight, is exactly on this success line.
Among the valuable artists are Rodney Lee (guitar), Andre Berry,
Jimmy Haslip (bass), Chris Coleman, David Karasony (drums), Mica
Paris (vocals), John Novello, Bob James (piano), Roberto Vally
(upright bass), Peter Christlieb, Brandon Fields (sax), Hans
Zermulen (keys). Chris Standring performs on this album guitars,
keyboards, programming and arranging.
The first tune Static in the Attic awakes the memory of
magic Acid Jazz. This blend of jazz riffs with acid sounds reminds
of the late guitarist Ronny Jordan who spearheaded the Acid Jazz
movement in the early 1990s. Aphrodisiac is a libido
increasing substance. Standring proves that even music can have an
With Love Street Chris returns to the smooth side of his
personality which has also always an encouraging element. Chris
Standring and Bob James know each other from different live
performances. Revisit is the first time they have recorded
a song together. They generate on this song a feeling of
togetherness, a feeling of unity, that becomes a vital current of
No Explanation features attractive UK based soul singer
Mica Paris whose voice has a certain similarity in timbre to jazz
singer Maysa. God Only Knows is a song written by Brian
Wilson and Tony
Asher and first performed by the
Beach Boys on their album Pet Sounds. The beauty of this
everlasting melody unfolds on Chris' guitar as naturally as a blooming flower.
I have often used the term easy going. But Like Paradise is
predestined for this adjective. Moon Child is the only
tune, on which Chris performs all instruments without any other
musician. He is a master of his métier. Those who not only love
guitar but also a superbly arranged piece with brass and organ will
get their money's worth at Do Not Adjust Your Set.
The Principle of Pleasure includes an intimate set of
bassist Jimmy Haslip, keyboardist Hans Zermulen and drummer David Karasony
united with Chris in the joy of fusion jazz. Final tune is a reprise
of Static in the Attic with Vocoder at work.
With Sunlight guitarist Chris Standring gives a master class on
what jazz guitar is all about. This versatile guitarist has
developed a brilliant style across the jazz spectrum of acid jazz,
smooth and fusion jazz.
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Artist: Chris Standring
Genre: General Jazz
Label: Ultimate Vibe Recordings
1 Static in the Attic 4:49
2 Aphrodisiac 7:42
4 The Revisit (feat. Bob James) 6:52
Explanation (feat. Mica Paris) 3:55
6 God Only Knows (feat.
John Novello) 4:12
7 Like Paradise 3:49
8 Moon Child
9 Do Not Adjust Your Set 5:20
10 The Principle of
11 Static in the Attic (Reprise) 0:53
Shades of Cool
Don't Talk, Dance!
Send Me Some Snow