Release Info: Chris Standring - Love and Paragraphs 2008
Artist: Chris Standring
Title Of Album: Love & Paragraphs
Year Of Release: April 22, 2008
Label: Ultimate Vibe Recordings
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Smooth
Quality: MP3 / Joint Stereo
Bitrate: VBR kbit/s / 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 45:14 min
Total Size: 69 mb
On Love & Paragraphs, guitarist Chris Standring puts aside his trusty longtime jazz axe, the archtop Benedetto, and digs into more earthy blues-rock territory on five tracks with two Fender Strats; he played the Strat back in the 80s until switching to the other guitar to better tackle the acid jazz grooves which caught his ear in the early 90s. Top tunes include first single, "Love & Paragraphs," "CS In The Sunshine," "Liquid Soul," "Qwertyuiop"and "As Luck Woul Have It". An inspired innovator in both smooth and chill jazz Standring's newest CD will attract jazz lovers and beyond with it's fan-friendly grooves.
1. Qwertyuiop 4:16
2. Love & Paragraphs 3:51
3. As Luck Would Have It 3:58
4. Have Your Cake And Eat It 4:03
5. Liquid Soul 6:07
6. Ooh Bop 5:35
7. C.S. In The Sunshine 4:11
8. That's What I Thought You Said 4:21
9. Qu'est 4:36
10. Reflection 4:16
Chris Standring (born 1960) is a British-born smooth jazz guitarist known for his heavy use of 1970s-style musical nuances. Before launching his own solo career with his 1998 album "Velvet", Standring represented a third of the band SolarSystem, a one-shot project that combined elements of jazz and hip-hop.
Chris Standring was born and raised in Buckinghamshire, England; classically trained at the London College of Music, he further honed his skills during a decade spent working for the BBC as well as a number of theatrical orchestras on London's West End. From there Standring relocated to Los Angeles, where he became a top session player after recording with everyone from Bebe & Cece Winans to Jody Watley to Carole Bayer Sager; in 1996, he also teamed with keyboardist Rodney Lee to helm the acid jazz combo SolarSystem. After touring for a year and a half with trumpeter Rick Braun, Standring issued his solo debut Velvet in 1999, scoring the smooth jazz radio hit "Cool Shades"; Hip Sway appeared a year later. Groovalicious came next (2003) followed by Soul Express (2006). Love & Paragraphs (2008) spawned the title track hit radio single.