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Instinct Jazz presents the debut release from guitarist Chris Standring, Velvet. With talent and creativity to burn, Chris Standring proves that smooth jazz doesn’t mean ‘snooze’ jazz by incorporating many refreshing and contemporary sounds from acid jazz and funk to drum ‘n’ bass textures. Chris’ elegantly lyrical and smooth guitar style presented in a cache of crafted songs are the central elements of Velvet, which includes appearances by Rick Braun and Kirk Whalum.

Chris Standring was classically trained at the London College of Music. Upon completing his education, he headed for Los Angeles to put his artist career on the international map. It didn’t take too long for Chris to integrate himself among the elite Hollywood music community, enjoying success as a sideman both live and in the studio. Since his arrival in California, he has recorded with Bebe and Cece Winans, Jody Watley, Omar, theSolsonics, Carol Bayer Sager and Rick Braun. He has performed live with Braun, Marc Antoine, Patti Austin, Bob James, Dave Koz, Richard Elliott, Boney James, Peter White, Kirk Whalum and Al Stewart. Along with his sideman work, Chris has also headed up his own recording project, Solarsystem, which featured Velvet co-producer Rodney Lee. The band was featured on the 1995 compilation Groovin’ High (Stepping Stone).


Track Listing

Tracks from Velvet are below. If a track is available for purchase, you may add it to your cart by clicking on the Add to Cart icon. Use the drop-down menu to select either MP3 or Lossless file format.

Track Title Select Format:
Silhouette (MP3)
Sneaky (MP3)
Cool Shades (MP3)
West Coast Changes (MP3)
Velvet (MP3)
Steven (MP3)
Shake (MP3)
Solitaire (MP3)
‘Nuff Said (MP3)
Victoria Road (MP3)
The Beautiful Woman of Scant Virtue (MP3)
Silhouette (Digital Lossless)
Sneaky (Digital Lossless)
Cool Shades (Digital Lossless)
West Coast Changes (Digital Lossless)
Velvet (Digital Lossless)
Steven (Digital Lossless)
Shake (Digital Lossless)
Solitaire (Digital Lossless)
‘Nuff Said (Digital Lossless)
Victoria Road (Digital Lossless)
The Beautiful Woman of Scant Virtue (Digital Lossless)

Digital Downloads:
Full-length albums and individual tracks are made available as digital downloads for your convenience. MP3 format is a high-quality digital audio format that sounds excellent. The lossless (AIFF or M4A) format is as close as you can get to CD quality. Lossless files have a significantly larger filesize than MP3s. Therefore, it is recommended that you download these items only when connected to the internet via a high-speed broadband connection.

Please note, that if an item is listed as "Pre-Order", you will not receive the digital copy of the album until the official day of release.

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If you have any questions or issues with your downloads, please contact us.

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