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Somewhere Sacred

by Chris Wallace's Many Names

A modern contemporary jazz quartet from Toronto, Canada. Melodic and challenging original compositions.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. A Memory of 10
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2. Chapter Zero
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3. Calling All Aspects
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4. Somewhere Sacred
5:43 $0.99
5. At It Again
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6. Many Roads
7:14 $0.99
7. A Prairie Son
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8. The First Card
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9. Visitation
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10. The Preston Changeling
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Album Notes
“…a drummer of supreme musicality.”
John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald
Chris Wallace's Many Names is:

Jeff King - tenor sax
Adrean Farrugia - piano
Daniel Fortin - bass
Chris Wallace - drums

Drummer and composer Chris Wallace leads the quartet which features some of
Canada's finest jazz players. Based in Toronto since 2014, Wallace was previously
a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland where he was a central figure in the Scottish jazz
and creative music community.
Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan in western Canada, Wallace relocated to the
United Kingdom in 2002. His wide range of skill as a drummer saw him performing
with many artists across a vast array of musical styles. He toured western Europe
with the Scottish celtic rock legends “Wolfstone”, was a member of innovative jazz
and hip-hop collective group “Livesciences”, recorded the CD/DVD “Live at the
Lyric” for Evosound/Linn records artist Julienne Taylor in Hong Kong, and all the
while racking up an impressive list of sideman credits in the jazz world including local
Scottish jazz stars Paul Harrison, Mario Caribe, Martin Kershaw, Graeme Stephen,
Steve Hamilton, Kevin Mackenzie and Phil Bancroft.
Wallace could also often be seen backing international jazz names: Jim Mullen,
Ulf Wakenius, Anders Bergkrantz, Alan Barnes, Karen Sharp, Louis Durra, Damon
Brown, Julian Arguelles, Silke Eberhard and vocalists Niki King, Lillian Boutee,
Ali McGregor, Lady Rizo, Sophie Bancroft and Barbara Morrison among many others.
Wallace was a founding member of the experimental trio “NeWt” who made three
acclaimed albums and successfully toured the UK in 2011, appearing at Ronnie
Scott's Brit Jazz Festival alongside Tommy Smith's Karma. The trio also appeared
at the London Jazz Festival that year at the Queen Elizabeth Hall supporting the
legendary guitarist and composer Bill Frisell. NeWt was selected to take part in the
“Made in the UK” showcase series in 2012, taking the group to the Xerox Rochester
International Jazz Festival and The TD Toronto and Vancouver Jazz Festivals. In
the same year NeWt were awarded the Jazz Ensemble of the year award at the
Scottish Jazz Awards.
Wallace has released two previous albums as a leader: in 2010 the CD “Looking
Glass” - “…this album is a triumph of mood and musical intelligence.”
Mark Gilbert – Jazz Journal
And in 2014 the CD “Identity” - ”a totally absorbing blend of experimentation and
unashamed tunefulness.” Rob Adams – Jazz UK
Wallace's latest release “Somewhere Sacred” showcases his development and
maturity as a bandleader and composer. The album can best be described as
melodic modern jazz. Wallace's unique blend of influences make this music
refreshingly non-typical and sometimes difficult to categorize. Fans of contemporary
jazz artists such as Dave Holland, Brian Blade, Chris Potter will find much to
enjoy in this set of tunes.



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