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REJOICING: Kelsey​/​Porter Duo Plays Ornette, Vol. 2

by Chris Kelsey

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Folk Tales 05:38
Macho Woman 06:19
Rejoicing 04:46
The Sphinx 05:15
Soapsuds 06:21
Sex Spy 07:30


Saxophonist Chris Kelsey and pianist Lewis Porter present their second volume of Ornette Coleman interpretations.

Grego Applegate Edwards said of Volume 1: “I know the artistry of alto saxist Chris Kelsey well enough these days to expect something very worthwhile with anything he puts out ... Chris is burning in a sort of post-Braxtonian manner, with soulfire and illuminating soundings of the possibilities available to him ... Lewis Porter surprises continually with free-wheeling ideas and clusters of expression that fit completely with what Chris is doing yet in no way go in expected, predictable zones ... The music triumphs ... Great sounds! Do not miss!”


released March 17, 2018

Chris Kelsey—straight alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones
Lewis Porter—piano


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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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