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Christopher Burnett | A Risk I Take

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A Risk I Take

by Christopher Burnett

His choice of the inspired, metrically shifting “A Risk I Take,” by French horn virtuoso and colleague Mark Taylor, tells us much about his refined taste and interpretive abilities. (David R. Adler, New York)
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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1. A Risk I Take (feat. Clarence Smith, Roger Wilder & Jeff Harshbarger)
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Album Notes
"A Risk I Take" is the second single release from the "Firebird" album by Christopher Burnett and is available exclusively at iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and CD Baby. Featuring: Christopher Burnett - alto saxophone; Roger Wilder - piano; Jeff Harshbarger - bass; Clarence Smith - drums. Mark Taylor - composition. The final mastering and mix is by Craig Rettmer of CR Sound in Kansas City, Missouri USA.

Christopher Burnett Quartet (CbQ) - Group Profile

PROFILE: Christopher Burnett Quartet (CbQ) is a concert and festival ensemble grounded in the performance of music that comes from the American jazz traditions. As an ensemble, CbQ presents a group of individual artists of mature and unique improvisational voice; intriguing original compositions; and, select works by other composers.

philosophy of improvisation: the faith in the purity of the long line; the avoidance of licks and emotional chain-pulling; and, the concentration on endlessly mining the harmonic and melodic possibilities within the music.

RECORDINGS: We have on-going sessions planned that will be used to record all of the original music Christopher Burnett (BMI) has written, and continues to compose, for the quartet and the larger chamber ensemble. Arrangements of select compositions by others will be included as well.

LABEL: Christopher Burnett Quartet (CbQ) group is a member of the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) and all CbQ recordings are available on the ARC label at all of the major retailers like iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby worldwide.

Christopher Burnett - Artist Summary

Business professional with extensive background in music, project management, promotion and arts-based business organizations. Broad technical knowledge of music, music instruction, and systems approach to management. Successful background in arts marketing and promotion. Fluent in web design, social media marketing as well. Diverse range of skills. Team player.

A native of the Kansas City Area, award-winning composer and saxophone artist, Chris Burnett began his prolific professional start and rose to prominence while leading, touring and recording with US military bands from 1974-1996.

During this era, Army band organizations required leaders to direct and manage all operations of a military company – fiscal, finance, administration, training, marketing and publicity. All of these business duties were mastered during the course of a career and performed in addition to and in conjunction with the daily conduct and performance of hundreds of professional musical engagements and concerts each year by the military band companies he was posted with.

Subsequently, Mr. Burnett is the 1995 5-Star Award of Merit Winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs for his original composition and arrangement for big band titled, Daedalus. He has also received numerous awards, letters and decorations for superior military service performance.

As an artist/businessman and modern thinker, Mr. Burnett was an early explorer of the digital music landscape. Through skillful and innovative promotion and marketing tactics, Burnett garnered more than a half million music downloads and sold CDs to fans in 38 countries via the original MP3.com (1999-2003). This was before most musicians had figured out that there were other ways than major record label contracts and brick-and-mortar retail stores to reach listeners with their products.

Burnett founded a retail music store business immediately after his military career and held an adjunct position as director of the jazz band program at Missouri Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). He currently is Marketing Communications Manager for the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, a professional jazz artist educator and businessman.

Professional musician, jazz alto saxophonist, composer, arranger, band leader, webmaster, educator and writer. Co-founded Artists Recording Collective – an American label brand that serves as a dynamic and multi-dimensional platform to present the works and services of a select roster of artists. Subsequently, Artists Recording Collective formally launched its first commercial CD recording release in early 2008 to critical acclaim and National Radio success.



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