Christopher Simmons

 
 

Music

Know The Now

by Christopher Simmons

Released 2015
Released 2015
This contemporary instrumental music; is creative, soulful and spirited. The trio of piano, bass and drums perform original compositions that provide a solid foundation for highly active interplay, expression and improvisation.
NOTES
"Know The Now" was recorded and mixed by the astute attention to detail of multiple Juno Award winning recording engineer, George Seara, at Noble Street Studios in Toronto, Canada. This recording features pianist/composer Christopher Simmons, bassist Artie Roth, and drummer Kevin Dempsey.

Piece Time, With Peace

by Christopher Simmons

Released 12/18/2001
Real Reason Records
Released 12/18/2001
Real Reason Records
Contemporary/Classical Solo Piano.
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Solo piano. 14 original compositions.

Trio Tribute Trilogy

by Christopher Simmons Trio

Released 09/19/1998
Real Reason Records
Released 09/19/1998
Real Reason Records
Christopher Simmons - Piano, Artie Roth - Bass, Steve Davis - Drums.
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"Chris has come up with a list of beautiful tunes, some familiar, some less known, and found his own original way of presenting them. His approach has nothing to do with "chops" or ego. Rather than show off his hands, Chris has chosen to put the music first. He makes us aware of the melody and the real feeling of the tune. Support from Artie Roth & Steve Davis couldn't be better." ~ Don Thompson, OC

Time To Give

by Christopher Simmons Quartet

Released 07/17/1995
Real Reason Records
BUY ALBUM
Released 07/17/1995
Real Reason Records
Christopher Simmons - Piano, Donny McCaslin - Saxophone, Jay Anderson - Bass, Jeff Hirshfield - Drums.
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"Canadian expatriate pianist/composer Christopher Simmons offers a lyrical tribute to Brazilian composer, Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim on "Time To Give". Backed by tenor saxist Donny McCaslin and rhythm players". - WILL SMITH - (Omaha World-Herald). "His comfort with the keyboard comes through on the solo pieces, "How Insensitive" and the closing track, "Two Preludes." With its nicely developed nursery rhyme figure, it is his most engaging composition." - DAVID DUPONT - (Jazz Cadence Magazine).

Away

by Christopher Simmons Trio

Released 08/24/1992
Real Reason Records
Released 08/24/1992
Real Reason Records
Acoustic Jazz Trio
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Christopher Simmons - Piano, Chris Wood - Bass, Gene Calderazzo - Drums.

Hearafter

by Christopher Simmons Group

Released 03/11/1992
Real Reason Records
Released 03/11/1992
Real Reason Records
Jazz Fusion/World
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Christopher Simmons - Keyboards/Hammond B3, Mike Sim - Soprano/Tenor Saxophones, Rufus Cappadocia - Electric Cello, Lenny Schneider - Electric Guitar, David Occhipinti - Electric Guitar, Vaughan Misener - Electric Bass, Kirk Driscoll - Drums.

High 5

by Christopher Simmons Group

Released 07/22/1990
Real Reason Records
Released 07/22/1990
Real Reason Records
Jazz Fusion
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Christopher Simmons - Keyboards, Robert Bonisolo - Saxophone, David Occhipinti - Electric Guitar, Vaughan Misener - Electric Bass, Kevin Dempsey - Drums.