Hello Jazz Guitar Lifers and welcome to the third episode of the Jazz Guitar Life podcast featuring the Utah based Jazz Guitarist Corey Christiansen, who should be very familiar to those in the Jazz Guitar Community.
On this episode, Corey shares with us some details of his musical background, his previous associations with Mel Bay Publishing – which is how I first heard about Corey back in the early to mid 2000’s – and his most recent recording project where he – after a slight hiatus – revisits his Jazz roots in a standard Guitar Trio format.
Corey also goes in depth about his Indiegogo crowd fund-raising campaign and if you feel that this something you would like to back, please visit his page over at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/corey-christiansen-s-standards-trio-recording#/
Jazz Guitar Life review of MB3 – https://www.thejazzguitarlife.com/2021/02/25/mb-3-jazz-hits-volume-1-jazz-guitar-life-cd-review/
Corey was also gracious enough to add an original track of his at the end of his interview. “Awakening” from the album La Proxima features Corey exploring the Afro-Cuban side of things:
With that same penchant for exploring ‘roots,’ Christiansen’s 6th Origin release borrows inspiration from the music that influenced him from Africa, through Cuba and into the States. While not an Afro-Cuban album per se, the more specifically explored rhythms & grooves that have always informed his playing, and that of his bandmates here – bassist David Belove, drummer Colin Douglas, and percussionist/co-producer Michael Spiro – add new layers of perspective, dance and feel.https://originarts.com/recordings/recording.php?TitleID=82785
So sit back, relax, grab a beverage and enjoy the always insightful explorations of Jazz Guitarist Corey Christiansen 🙂Listen to “Jazz Guitar Life Podcast ep. 3” on Spreaker.
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