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Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan Quartet featuring: pianist/vocalist Mala Waldron vibraphonist Jay Hoggard drummer Bobby Sanabria “Christopher Dean Sullivan makes a strong case for his essential presence in the ensemble with, yes, some ostinatos…
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Marta Graciela Bressi left a comment for Christopher Dean Sullivan
"Dear Chistopher, In Argentine we are in quarantine.Our daughter goes out for food and medicine ,I really appreciate your reaction to my work. Take care, please...!!!Hugs and loveMarta:)"
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What instrument do you play?
Acoustic Bass / Fretless Electric Bass
Who influenced you to listen to jazz
My Mother, Effie Lucille, is my first exposure to our American Classical Music Art Form, which what I refer to as the World Classical Music art form, or American World Social Music, which encompass all other classical music art forms throughout the world, for this the free expression of the musicians that perform this art form has an innate knowledge of the sounds of the world.
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
www.washingtondcjazznetwork.ning.com/christopherdeansullivan
My Website
http://www.christopherdeansullivan.com; http://www.linkedin.com/in/...
Official Facebook Profile
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Where are you located?
New York, New York
Tell us about yourself
Chicago, IL born, raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Artisan Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan is a renowned highly versed bassist of many musical languages: Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Latin, Fusion, Caribbean, Indian, African, and Eurocentric perceptions, rock, country, and more. Chris is well traveled throughout the US, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. He has shared the stage with Stanley Jordan, Pete Seeger, Archie Shepp, Charli Persip, Yusef Lateef, Judi Silvano, Grant Green, Sonny Fortune, Jon Faddis, Horace Parlan, Della Griffin, Joe McPhee, Sonny Simmons, Irene Reed, Cecil Payne, Joe Lovano, Roy Campbell Jr., Lillie Bryant-Howard, Charles Gayle, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, to name a few, and led his own ensembles within the U.S. and abroad which opened for such national commercial acts as The Barkays, Ohio Players, New Birth, The Trinairs, The Moments and Sam and Dave. Chris Sullivan can be heard on various records and CDs from jazz and blues to acoustic folk, funk and gospel. His discography includes INFINITE SPIRIT: Revisiting the Music of Mwandishi (FMR Records) with pianist Bob Gluck - drummer Billy Hart - trumpeter Eddie Henderson, Live in New York (Black Saint / Soul Note) with reedist Michael Marcus and drummer Codaryl Cody Moffett, Language of Swans (Drimala) with reedist Joe Giardullo and soundrhythium Michael T.A. Thompson, Under the Moon (A440 Music Group) with Barbara Sfraga, Paul Wertico, John McLean, Kevin Patrick, Stepping Around the Giant (C.I.M.P./Cadence) with Carl Grubbs, Odean Pope and Newman Taylor Baker, Word Riffs with poet Golda Solomon, Timelessness Frozen in Time (SyncTimiCity) - a collaborative project featuring Barbara Sfraga, Michael T.A. Thompson, Mala Waldron and Allen Won, A Mother's Heart - a voice and bass rendition with Sheila Jordan of the Bobby Timmons/Oscar Brown Jr. tune "Dat Dere" for the (Sound Visions Media Group) compilation release, Alan Glover Cool Fire (Omolade Music), Alan Glover The Blue Shift (Olmolade Music), Rituals from the marrow: Recipe for a jam session with Poet E. J. Antonio; this particular release also has a featured track where Christian McBride and Christopher Dean Sullivan are performing together on the first track.
In July 2008 Christopher Dean Sullivan is the last bassist to have recorded with Freddie Hubbard before the master trumpeter’s passing in 2008. Produced by alto saxophonist Floyde King for Freddie, with Jeff “Tain” Watts, Laura Kahley, Mamoru Takahashi, Noriko Kamo, Hideo Kitawga and Tom Baker. Chris Sullivan also performs with the Cotton Club All Star Orchestra and has toured with various 50's/60's groups: the Marcel's, The Drifters, Sharelles and many others. Also an actor, Chris can be seen in the movie Dawn of the Dead, as well as TV commercials and magazines (most notably a Vanity Fair photo shoot with Janet Jackson by Annie Leibowitz.) He worked with The Jazz Workshop, in Pittsburgh, PA, under the direction of saxophonist Harold Young where Chris Sullivan produced and hosted his own Warner Communication award winning television show The Tree of Arts Alive where he produced performances and conducted interviews with Max Roach, Roger Humphries, Chic Corea, Stanley Clark, George Duke, Robert Bell ( Kool and the Gang), Patrice Rushen, Larry McGee, The Whispers, Chaka Chan, Lenny White, The Pittsburgh Repertory Theater, Betty Carter, to name a few. In recent years, Chris Sullivan has received various community and arts services, municipal, congressional and Senate Proclamation awards, as well as, Orange County Council of the Arts of New York State – Champion of the Arts Award.

Christopher Dean Sullivan's approach is heartfelt and is accessed first of all by intensive listening -- to himself, to the elemental structure of a tune, to the soul of his fellow musicians, and to his own quest for the purest, more direct expression of sound and feeling, and is a prime advocate for perpetuating entertainment into the Jazz Perfomance...

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At 12:29am on April 4, 2020, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Chistopher,

In Argentine we are in quarantine.Our daughter goes out for food and medicine

,I really appreciate your reaction to my work.

Take care, please...!!!
Hugs and love
Marta:)
At 2:43pm on December 19, 2011, Marta Graciela Bressi said…

Dear Christopher Dean Sullivan,

Look at my new images ¨Hope Digital Series ( 2011): Samples¨and Merry Christmas....

Thanks

Marta

At 11:05pm on November 26, 2010, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Christopher Dean Sullivan,

Welcome...!!!

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage -http://www.miartemartagracielabressi.webs.com/- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:

http://pallasatheneas.livejournal.com

You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:

http://www.mindsofglass.webs.com
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Minds of Glass: ¨All visual compositions perfectly match the soundtrack’s expressive aesthetics in terms of emotional content and artistic strength” (New York/Los Angeles Independent Media Board).


http://cminejazz.com/show/2010/11/12/minds-of-glass

http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

Regards,

Marta

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