Chris Bauer | Straight Ahead

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Easy Listening: Lounge Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Moods: Type: Instrumental
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Straight Ahead

by Chris Bauer

Harmonica jazz groovin to jazz organ, bass and drums
Genre: Easy Listening: Lounge
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
3:10 $0.99
2. Emily
3:58 $0.99
3. Taking A Chance On Love
2:59 $0.99
4. Misty
3:38 $0.99
5. Summertime
2:44 $0.99
6. Star Eyes
3:11 $0.99
7. Tangerine
2:48 $0.99
8. September In the Rain
2:23 $0.99
9. I'll Remember April
2:59 $0.99
10. Old Devil Moon
3:18 $0.99
11. In A Mellow Tone
3:19 $0.99
12. Solar
2:07 $0.99
13. Anthropology
2:43 $0.99
14. The Nearness of You
3:12 $0.99
15. Bye Bye Blackbird
3:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
Simply put, Chris Bauer performs popular jazz standards on the chromatic harmonica
with a repertoire from upbeat bop tunes to cool Latin numbers to soulful ballads.
Playing harmonica for 40 years, his performance and recording experiences are
diverse including jazz gigs, harmonica trios, church worship bands, production library
tracks, even recording “Mack the Knife” with a reggae band! He performs and gives
harmonica technique seminars at many festivals around the country.

Born and raised on New York’s Long Island, Chris was surrounded by the harmonica
since his father had a harmonica trio of his own. He started playing at age nine and
began appearing with his father’s trio by thirteen. At sixteen, Chris placed third in a
worldwide harmonica competition and in 1987, placed fourth in a field of 27 at the
International Harmonica Federation competition, both times finishing as the highest
placed American harmonica player. Since then, Chris has performed at many venues
including B.B. Kings (guest artist for Dickey Betts) and Kenny’s Castaways in New

Chris is a regular contributing writer to The Harmonica Educator magazine on jazz
topics and continues to work on recording projects that exemplify jazz harmonica. He
also performs both in jazz trio or quartet settings, and as a soloist utilizing custom
backgrounds that provide the sound of a jazz ensemble.



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