Chris Abelen

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New 2016 album - A day at the office (CAMP-006) for jazz/funk septet.

Fiona Ord-Shrimpton’s -
All About Jazz - comment on ‘Fix’:
‘The pharmacy was closed when the many tired ghosts of Miles Davis decided to in vivo freak this band. Suitable for zombies and psychedelics. #livingdeadcharm’

free download on
All About Jazz and BandCamp
sheet music & minus one mp3
Cover tiny file look inside Fix For Alto Sax,Baritone Sax,Trumpet,Trombone,Double Bass,Drums,Bass Guitar,Jazz Ensemble. Jazz,Funk Jazz,Pop. Intermediate. Score. 10 pages.
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Another new album, trombone solo with samples. It started as a warming-up for A day at the office, we will see were it ends. Download the free minus one (play along) version or upload your contributions
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Plint is an EP, as an introduction to my music. From a quartet to a 10-piece band, with a string quartet. 4 pieces are on previously published albums, the title track is new, with a great tenor solo by Tobias Delius
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Is it too much to suggest that on his four CDs so far, Chris Abelen has taken a thesis-antithesis-synthesis approach to bandleading? Kevin Whitehead - liner notes
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A much stronger effort than his earlier Dance of the Penguins, What a Romance features a more confident, mature, and gruff-sounding Chris Abelen on trombone -- who not only leads but does so in glorious style. Steven Loewy - All Music Guide
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Delius is featured over pedal tones on "Delay," just before Corrie van Binsbergen breaks out with a nasty electric guitar solo. Charles Huffstadt's march drums on "Who's Next" recall Henry Threadgill's Sextet, but this group's got a wholly original sound. Bassist Wilbert de Joode wields an enviable high-action, matte-timbre sound.
John Corbett - Downbeat
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Imagine the Art Ensemble Of Chicago jamming with Duke Ellington and the Willem Breuker Collective, injecting their jam with elements from the New Orleans funk, blues and brass band music, and you'll get a pretty good picture of what this CD by this Dutch trombone player sounds like. GROOVEMASTER
I think listening to music on Youtube and looking at a picture of me, under a beach umbrella or in an aquarium is a quite boring setting. So I jumped in the car and drove to the beach and Amsterdam to shoot some footage. As you will see (and agree), the videos are of such superb ‘home-made’ quality even the local video clubs didn’t accept me.

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