Sunday, December 6, 2020

Chris Speed - Catching Up with Globe-Trotting Woodwind Expert

Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone virtuoso Chris Speed plays is many groups and has kept a busy schedule as composer, band leader, sideman and record label owner for the past 30 years on both coasts. Some regular collaborators include John Hollenbeck, Jim Black, Tim Berne, Oscar Noriega, Cuong Vu and many many more.

Check out this Tiny Desk Concert with Endangered Blood.

Jake and Chris talk about creativity and taking the journey one day at a time. Students will enjoy Chris' view on the importance of being a cool kind person and also his approach with his own private students. Once again, the experts recommend more listening.  Chris shares one of his new favorite old recordings: These Foolish Things by Lester Young.