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“...the poet double bassist Chris Jennings.”

Dominique Largeron : Citizen Jazz Nov 2010



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“The singing double bass, because at this level of virtuosity we can speak like in the bass voice in operatic singin, this singing hence seems to amplify the notes of the guitar.” (Chris Jennings Trio w/ Leon Parker (dr.) & Pierre Perchaud (gtr. ac.) live in concert) Michel Mathais : www.jazz-rhone-aples.com déc 2010



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“One of the songs that we will remember is the song “Riyaz”, an original composition of double bassiste Chris Jennings, inspired by Iranian folklore. Chris Jennings shows us a what point the double bass can be a lyrical instrument, the melodic phrases of his introduction evoke the religious singing of song from reciting verses of the Koran ” (Thomas Enhco Trio in concert)

By Neil Saidi, march 2011 concert at Sunside, Paris - Thomas Enhco Trio



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“Jennings takes the top and pulls from his double bass sounds of purity, with a clarity and with velocity”

l’Appentis Saucier - Jazz Sous Les Pommiers 2010



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“...following Dhafer Youssef’s ascendant vocals, turns to modal territory - the pianist’s (Tigran Hamasyan) inside/outside playing creating fierce tension and release, bolstered by Canadian bassist Chris Jennings and American drummer Mark Guiliana, who lights a serious fire underneath the group.”

John Kelman : ALL ABOUT JAZZ, May 2011



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“Pick of the Week” Hammar-Jennings Group Album “Land” featuring Ingrid Jensen

Dave Sumner : E-Music September 2012



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Feature of professeur. Magazine of the Town of Chelles (France) Avril 2008

By Joelle Bappel, MAIRIE DE CHELLES, France. April 2008 edition no. 237



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Feature artist in “Bassist Magazine” (France) March/April Edition 2007

By Adrien Evangelist, BASSISTE MAGAZINE, March/April edition 2007



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" ...the very promising rhythm tandem of bass Chris Jennings and drummer Mark Adam ... did themselves proud," noting Chris' " confident melodicism" and Mark's "loose, enterprising approach" CJSW Concert Series; April 12, 2000,

by Geoff Chapman. Toronto Star, Toronto, Canada

Chris Jennings 4tet CD review 2011

Chris Jennings 4tet CD review 2011

CHRIS JENNINGS QUARTET CD 2011:REVUES DE PRESSE


“Il signe de jolies compositions où les solistes semblent portés par le jeu poétique, nuance du leader. Inspirée, cette session emporte l’auditeur dans des décors contrastés, et l’on sent l’empreinte des expériences du bassiste dans les musiques du monde. L’achimie s’accomplit au fil de cette session d’une douce lumière.”

Romain Grosman : So Jazz Magazine France Mars 2011


“Les sonortés délicates de la guitare acoustique à cordes nylon de ce dernier se marient admirablement avec la texture sonore de l’électrique, qui n’hésite pas à donner périodiquement dans la saturation de bon aloi, et surtout avec la contrebasse, qui outre son rôle de guide rythmique et harmonique qu’elle assure avec élégance, annonce souvent la couleur dès l’introduction des morceaux comme dans l’oriental « Riyaz » ou délivre des chorus inspirés comme dans « Windows ».” Paolo Coccina : Bassiste Magazine France Mars 2011


“Il sort ce disque dans un contexte étonnant... soucieux de la cohésion de son ensemble.”

Alex Dutilh : Radio France, France Musiques, “Open Jazz.” Mars 2011

Chris Jennings 4tet CD review 2011

Chris Jennings 4tet CD review 2011

Feature: Bassist Mag. (Japan 2011)

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Bass Day Brussels d’Addario 2012

Chris Jennings Trio w/ Leon Parker and Pierre Perchaud 2010

Chris Jennings 4tet CD review 2011

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CHRIS JENNINGS DRUM’N KOTO CD : REVUES DE PRESSE


“Top of the Month” album JAZZ NEWS

“Disc of the Week” FIP RADIO FRANCE

“Disc of the Day” TSF JAZZ RADIO


“His walking bass is animated with this profoundness, this delicateness, this lyricism, this foundation and this sense of swaying walk, that he displays alone in the opening measures of the disc.” Franck Bergerot, JAZZ MAGAZINE/JAZZMAN No. 656


“Jennings’ compositions are built upon experimentation that is closely tied to a deep respect for tradition. There is a timely beauty in these tunes and a contemporary sense of flare into the trio interplay. This is neither Jazz nor World Music, though it has elements of both. It’s simply music without borders.” Ian Patterson, ALL ABOUT JAZZ


[Chosen in the "Top of the Month"] "Paris looks like the promise land for the Canadian double bassist catapulted high into the clouds with the last group of Dhafer Youssef (with Tigran Hamasyan and Mark Guiliana)... Jennings delivers nine songs and two "preludes": one bass, one nay and guitar, and confirms his attachment to his new home with "Always Line 9. Enjoy listening between Montreuil and Pont de Sèvres!" Francisco Cruz, JAZZ NEWS No. 28


"Jennings weaves sound landscapes of total beauty, bordering on the Middle East, Africa and Asia... The double bass, melodic, rhythmic and from time to time soloist, playing both pizzicato and bowing, is naturally sovereign in this refined and tailored environment which we are delightedly immersed in.” Paolo Coccina, BASSISTE MAGAZINE No. 53


“The double bass resonates with all its roundness et profoundness to orchestrate an unclassifiable music born through enormous artistic complicity. A very beautiful disc that opens untouched lands, freed of musical borders.” Thierry Giard, CULTURE JAZZ


“A very beautiful encounter between cosmopolitan virtuosos who have understood that genuine dialog is always enriching.” Franpi Barriaux CITIZEN JAZZ

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