All Videos Tagged #JazzEntertainment (Pittsburgh Jazz Network) - Pittsburgh Jazz Network 2021-08-01T14:20:12Z Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan Quartet,2021-03-18:1992552:Video:549617 2021-03-18T06:36:21.505Z Christopher Dean Sullivan <a href=""><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="0" src=";ss=00%3A00%3A01.000&amp;width=0&amp;height=0" width="0"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Bassist<br></br> Christopher Dean Sullivan<br></br> Quartet<br></br> featuring:<br></br> pianist/vocalist Mala Waldron<br></br> vibraphonist Jay Hoggard<br></br> drummer Bobby Sanabria<br></br> <br></br> “Christopher Dean Sullivan makes a strong case for his essential presence in the ensemble with, yes,<br></br> some ostinatos but also with an openly free interactive melodic sense that goes… <a href=""><br /> <img src=";ss=00%3A00%3A01.000&amp;width=0&amp;height=0" width="0" height="0" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Bassist<br /> Christopher Dean Sullivan<br /> Quartet<br /> featuring:<br /> pianist/vocalist Mala Waldron<br /> vibraphonist Jay Hoggard<br /> drummer Bobby Sanabria<br /> <br /> “Christopher Dean Sullivan makes a strong case for his essential presence in the ensemble with, yes,<br /> some ostinatos but also with an openly free interactive melodic sense that goes perfectly well with the wide-ranging ideas expressed by his bandmates.”<br /> ~ Grego Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review<br /> *<br /> Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan<br /> Recipient of various New York State Congress, Senate Proclamation,<br /> Assembly and Municipality Arts awards, as well as the recipient of the New York State Council of the Arts Champion for the Arts Award.<br /> He has shared the stage in performance, and/or recorded, with Archie Schepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Odean Pope,<br /> Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Jordan, just to name a few.<br /> <br /> ....”Sophisticated Lady receives a swinging treatment, calling forth a sweet bass solo from Sullivan”<br /> ~ Philip van Vleck, BILLBOARD critics’ choice<br /> <br /> Chris has been working and touring his own ensemble projects over the past few years.<br /> In this project he brings with him some of his music friends and colleagues:<br /> &lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;<br /> Mala Waldron:<br /> “Her voice and delivery have an earnestness and sincerity,<br /> while her touch on piano is confident ... Impressive.” - George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly,<br /> <br /> ***************<br /> Jay Hoggard:<br /> “Jay Hoggard has long ranked with the greatest vibraphone innovators.<br /> Jay’s music is positive, spiritual, uplifting, and happy.<br /> He masterfully draws on traditional and contemporary musical vocabulary to develop new directions for the vibraphone.” – ALL About Jazz<br /> ***************<br /> <br /> multi-Grammy nominee drummer Bobby Sanabria:<br /> “Bobby Sanabria is equally adept at the swinging big band sounds of drummers Buddy Rich and Louis Bellson<br /> along with another boyhood hero, fusion pioneer Billy Cobham and timbale titan Tito Puente.” – Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times<br /> ***************<br /> *<br /> “An extra twist is that this new music is largely acoustic rather than electro-acoustic and the richness of the textures,<br /> especially Sullivan’s swooning double bass, is such that the music doesn’t feel at all flimsy.”<br /> ~ Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise (UK)<br /> <br /> <a href=""></a><br /> The Passion of the Performance is The Joy that Lies Within the Inner Sight of that Which Initiates the Feeling of the Surrounding Vibration,<br /> Derived From the Silence of Those that Listen…ya digg