One of my favorite "smooth jazz" artists is British-born, Los Angeles-based guitarist Chris Standring. He started playing classical guitar when he was six, and, although he was a jazz fan, it wasn’t until he started attending the London College of Music that he started improvising and got totally immersed in the genre. He has 14 studio albums and a live album, many on his own record label, Ultimate Vibes Recordings. I love his tone, his use of octaves, and the laid-back grooves of his songs. Here are ten of them, which, if you prefer, I’ve gathered into a playlist.
Sneakin’ Out The Front Door
Shake You Up
Is There A Doctor In The House?
Static In The Attic
Face To Face
Fast Train To Everywhere
I hope you’ve enjoyed Chris Standring. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for May 22, 2023.
Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Marie, Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.