... he plays and sings in a
contemplative style that makes the American standards sound like
newfound treasure and a passport to paradise.
(Wilfrid Sheed author of "The House That George
full review by Wilfrid Sheed on the latest CD "Chris Gillespie,
Live at The Carlyle"
… magical, his compositions entrance the audience
New York Staatszeitung)
… hearing Chris is like watching Fred Astaire dance…
... sophisticated Soul....
Listening to Chris
makes me gain 3 lbs. (Cliff
Norton) (my favorite quote)
"his" Take Five starts conventionally enough, but soon he is
playing Bach, segueing smoothly back to jazz, and giving Mr.
Tate and Mr. Loftis breathtaking solos along the way. When
Loftis jumps back into “Take Five” after a long piano solo, it’s
unexpected and sounds as if the angel Gabriel had decided to
comment on the proceedings.
(Mary Bringle on Take Five)