Chris Ward -][- BRIDGING THE GAP – [CDBY, 2008] -MUSIC REVIEW –
As we know, during these times the music industry (or any business) for jazz musicians is a very difficult barrier to penetrate. On the other hand, regardless of these complexities there are lots young, gifted, talented and restless jazz musicians that are hungry and eagerly willing to make their imprint on the music scene. Visionaries like composer and tenor saxophonist Chris Ward is undoubtedly one who is paying his dues in order to be a player in this infinite pool of recording artists.
Inspired by the masters of tenor horn Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Michael Brecker it’s no wonder Ward’s debut “BRIDGING THE GAP,” emulates the tonality of these legendary influences through his insight, ability and maturity in the body of seven unyielding original compositions. Out of the box, Ward’s resilience, writing, leadership, arranging and playing skills radiates with the fervor of a seasoned artist. Continue reading