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NOT COOL ( .​.​. as in, "The Opposite of Paul Desmond") - Chris Kelsey 4

by Chris Kelsey

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NOT COOL features saxophonist Chris Kelsey with a quartet that includes trumpeter Chris DiMeglio, bassist Francois Grillot, and drummer Jay Rosen, playing a set of Kelsey's unique compositions. In addition to his customary soprano, Kelsey also records here on alto and tenor for the first time.


released March 18, 2018

Chris Kelsey—soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones
Chris DiMeglio—trumpet
Francois Grillot—bass
Jay Rosen—drums


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Chris Kelsey New York, New York

Chris Kelsey grew up in central and western Oklahoma. He moved to New York City in the mid-1980s. In the years since, he's made something of a name for himself playing, composing, teaching, and writing about strange and obtuse forms of modern jazz. He's recorded and produced upwards of twenty albums for the C.I.M.P and Unseen Rain labels, as well as his own Saxofonis and Tzazz Krytyk imprints. ... more

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