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Time Flies (Original Master)

by Chris Burnett

Virtuoso performances abound, resulting in 509,000+ downloads and counting. This album was recorded "live" in the studio with no overdubs or studio tricks. Vivendi Universal says: "exotically beautiful music that contemporary jazz lovers will devour."
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Time Flies
4:35 album only
2. Whenever We Cry
5:25 album only
3. Bagnoli Blues
8:06 album only
4. Another Tribe
4:36 album only
5. Circles
7:21 album only
6. Waltz For Mom
3:18 album only
7. To Each His Own
3:03 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


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The mark of a good record is that one can listen to it years after it was initially released and still experience the powerful spirit within the work. A bellwether is any entity in a given arena that serves to create or influence trends or to presage future happenings. In sociology, the term is applied in the active sense to a person or group of people who tend to create, influence or set trends. Time Flies is a standout among even the most noteworthy of modern jazz CDs and Chris Burnett's career to this point has been a series of such bellwether activity.

The ensemble concept (using Latin percussion along with drum set) and approach to his debut release (a constantly free-flowing dialogue interaction between the musicians), Time Flies, naturally captures the personal uniqueness of Chris Burnett's artistry as a composer, arranger and performer deserving more full recognition. The pure passion for music and the pure innocence of wanting to share discovered sounds with listeners is likely what makes Time Flies sparkle - not any premeditated calculations or marketing angles. The music and inspired performances ignite this release with a "special something" that makes this music stand out and gain new fans on a daily basis.

~ Artists Recording Collective, 2008


CD Title: Time Flies (Original Master)
Year: 2000, 2008
Record Label: Artists Recording Collective (ARC - 2512)
Style: Modern Creative Jazz/Traditional Jazz Combo
Featured Artist: Chris Burnett (BMI) - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, composer, arranger, producer.
Musicians: Jeff Stewart - piano; Ben Lewis - piano, MIDI Jazz Network; Elliot Kuykendall - acoustic and electric basses; Ken Baldwin - drum set; and, Bob Habib - Latin percussion


Time Flies is the critically praised and commercially successful debut recording by this Kansas City saxophonist and award-winning composer. Upon the initial public release of the music on Time Flies, Damian Hagger, then a jazz genre manager with the media giant, Vivendi Universal, called Burnett's work on his debut as a leader: "Technically complex, yet exotically beautiful music that contemporary jazz lovers will devour."

Hagger's 2001 review proved prophetic in the fact that at the close of the former online music distribution company MP3.com in 2003, the music on Time Flies had been downloaded over 509,000 times in just two years; and, also purchased by numerous jazz fans from over 38 countries worldwide. This fact alone established Chris Burnett as the most downloaded of all independent acoustic jazz artists in the entire 7-year history of MP3.com. Before being bought by CNET, the original MP3.com now only remains significant in this context because it was also the very first important music digital distribution company on earth.

"Time Flies," was recorded with the last edition of Burnett's group named, "4-Jazz", which included: Jeff Stewart on piano, Elliot Kuykendall on acoustic and electric basses; Ken Baldwin on drums; and, Bob Habib on Latin percussion. Another unique aspect of "Time Flies" is that it features Mr. Burnett with Chicago-based jazz pianist, Benjamin Lewis (Founder, MIDI Jazz Network), on one of the earliest Internet musical production collaborations ever documented, published and released on a commercially distributed professional CD.

Chris Burnett officially endorses Lomax Classic mouthpieces and has been based out of his native Kansas City since 2001.


Kansas City Jazz Ambassador Magazine says:
"Burnett is a fine alto player..."

Vivendi Universal says "... exotically beautiful music that contemporary jazz lovers will devour!"

Cadence Magazine says "... His saxophones wail with emotion, and his fingers give each presentation a thorough going-over, however, that allows Burnett to express accurately and fully the musical dreams that he’s harbored for years."

All About Jazz says: "Chris Burnett gives the modern soprano sax some jazz authority..."



to write a review

Damian Hagger, Jazz Genre Manager

Check it out!
...This Jazz Saxophonist and Composer delivers some technically complex, yet exotically beautiful music that
Contemporary Jazz lovers will devour! In addition the CD includes a groundbreaking collaborative arrangement (" To Each His Own") via the Internet with Chicago-based
jazz pianist Benjamin Lewis. Check it out!

T. Sharif, The Jazz Broker

KJLU 88.9FM Jazz DJ says - a great project...
Chris Burnett has been one of the bright lights keeping the jazz flame alive in central Missouri through his work with as the jazz director at the University of Missouri-Rolla and performances at our annual Jazz Festival here in Jefferson City. It was a pleasure being the first to air the music from his debut CD, Time Flies, on my show. Take a listen to the outstanding and noteworthy jazz work on this CD - a great project.

Micah Solomon, OasisCD

Chris - We are pleased to inform you that we have selected your song 'To Each His Own' for our OasisJazz CD Sampler. We would like your permission to add this song to the CD. The sampler is comprised of specially selected songs by our own A&R expert. The Oasis Jazz Sampler is delivered to and played by hundreds of Radio Program Directors - CONGRATULATIONS!

Jazz Editor, eMusic

Selected as an eMusic Editor's Pick
The Jazz Editorial Staff at eMusic selected the Time Flies CD by Chris Burnett as one of their "Editor's Pick" CDs.

Artists Recording Collective

CD Reviews and Press Quotes...
"One of the most promising emergent jazz musicians in town isn’t some kid straight out of school or still in school..."

"Chris' tone is always controlled, and he has a way of embellishing the melody as he moves into his solo which is especially appealing."

"For more than 30 years, Chris Burnett has worked to develop his own language, his own sound. A musician's sound can't be borrowed or stolen, but rather expanded and created anew."

"The music you play sounds so beautiful- you should be on every stage worldwide. KEEP ON."
- Tim Price, New York , Selmer Artist/Clinician

"... exotically beautiful music that contemporary jazz lovers will devour!"

"... His saxophones wail with emotion and his fingers give each presentation a thorough going-over, however, that allows Burnett to express accurately and fully the musical dreams that he’s harbored for years."
- Cadence Magazine

"Chris Burnett gives the modern soprano sax some jazz authority..."

"I have had Chris Burnett out to work with my jazz band several times, and it is always refreshing to get his perspective and expertise. He has a love for jazz and music that is evident in the way he presents and plays. My students learn a ton every time he visits us, and to be honest, so do I!"
- Luke Johnson, Director of Bands, Lansing High School

"Chris, Wow! You did a terrific job and the directors were appreciative of your comments and work with their students. I'm certain you'll receive some calls for clinics and masterclasses."
- Clarence Smith, Director, MCC-Penn Valley 18th and Vine Jazz Festival

"Time Flies CD - featuring Chris Burnett (saxes), Jeff Stewart (piano), Elliot Kuykendall (basses), Bob Habib (LP), and Ken Baldwin (drums)"
- Artists Recording Collective