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Dave Wilson Quartet CD Release

One Night at Chris’ is the fifth release of The Dave Wilson Quartet, recorded live at the famous Chris’ Jazz Cafe ‘in Philadelphia, PA in March of 2018. Featuring Dave Wilson - Tenor and Soprano Saxophones; Kirk Reese – Piano (East Coast Legend); Tony Marino - Acoustic Bass (From the Dave Liebman Group); Dan Monaghan – Drums (Legendary Philadelphia drummer); Wilson’s Spiral (Summit Records-2010) and There Was Never (ZOHOMusic-2016) were critically acclaimed and received significant airplay nationwide, the latter rising to #18 on the Jazz Weekly countdown. One Night at Chris' contains 10 tracks, four originals by Wilson and six re-arrangements by/of pop/rock favorites including The Grateful Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil”, The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood,” Creed’s “My Own Prison, ”Ambrosia’s 1980 hit single, “Biggest Part of Me,” and The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.” Bill Milkowski states in the liner notes of the CD, “savvy adaptations of familiar pop tunes, filtered through a distinctly jazzy prism.” And, from Bill Milkowski. “The crackling intensity of One Night at Chris’ is a testament to what can happen on the bandstand on any given night. And this was a particularly good night indeed.” The recording is a document of one evening of music recorded live, no overdubs, no second takes and with all the nuances, surprises and magic known as Jazz. Already in rotation nationwide, and achieving “Chartbound” status, on jazz radio, and garnering positive reviews, One Night at Chris is perhaps Dave’s greatest work, yet! On Night at Chris' Made WRTI-FM, leading Jazz Radio Station in Philadelphia “Jazz Album of the Week”, the week of August 26th.



From CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher, Midwestrecord.com.

“DAVE WILSON QUARTET/One Night at Chris’: A protean sax man that can lead his crew through anything, he smokes on originals and covers that you wouldn’t think fit the format---but they do. Lively and crackling, they are turned on by the live Philly audience and make sure they heat up the night properly. Tasty stuff that makes you wish you were there.​”


May 31, 2019

Dodie Miller-Gould, lemonwire.com

The Dave Wilson Quartet mixes things up on “One Night at Chris'”

“…What is noteworthy is the choice of songs that The Dave Wilson Quartet have covered. All of the cover songs are unexpected. Each offers listeners a bit of insight into the style and perhaps the inspiration of the quartet members…The songs included on “One Night at Chris'” have been captured in one take – – no overdubs, no retakes. The result is a recording that crackles with liveliness and a verve that resonates with the traditions of jazz, even when the group is taking on songs that are from rock and pop traditions….

“Biggest Part of Me” is sublimely beautiful. “Biggest Part of Me” is a masterful re-working of a classic and fun to listen to…”


Grady Harp, June 19 HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER *****Live from Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia!

“Dave Wilson, a prominent jazz saxophonist/band leader/composer/educator in the Pennsylvania area, brings his quartet’s recording a sense of immediacy…

Fine sound from fine musicians with the added excitement of a live performance!”


July 18th

Jazz CD News/Reviews: The Audiophile Man


“…Smooth but still crackling with energy, at ease but still ‘on’ the occasion, Wilson’s mob offers patterns of complexity that dance around the central themes. Playful too –…Clever stuff.”


July 24th.

CD Review: http://www.musiczoom.it/?p=30734 - .XTgRUxTgq70

By Vittorio Lo Conte

“"It was a good night" and for this simple reason the recording of the concert has now been published on disc. Dave Wilson's quartet is in a state of grace, full of energy, a continuous flow of ideas from one piece to another. Dave Wilson's quartet is in a state of grace, full of energy, a continuous flow of ideas from one piece to another….The disc works to perfection showing how jazz, made by inspired musicians, can engulf material that comes from the world of pop and current rock without giving up the swing.”

Venue Information:
Tellus360 - An Sibin
24 East King St
Lancaster, PA, 17602