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March 8, 2018
ARC RECORDING ARTIST TO RECORD VINYL IN 2018
KANSAS CITY – Artists Recording Collective (ARC) recording artist, Christopher Burnett has announced that his working Christopher Burnett Quintet (CbQ) comprised of Kansas City-based professional musicians will be going into the studio to record in the fall of 2018. He said this new recording project initiative corresponds with the ensemble’s monthly first Saturday residency at Black Dolphin.
“Christopher Burnett Quintet is a working band with a set lineup of great musicians,” Burnett said. “The monthly opportunity we have to perform at Black Dolphin in Kansas City allows the organic development of our group as an ensemble and will allow that musical personality to present itself performing the specific selections contained in the repertoire I’ve chosen.”
Mr. Burnett said the opportunity to perform collectively as an ensemble each month will result in the quintet fully developing its own unique musical personality by October or November. He said his plan is to record about a dozen of his original compositions and 40 of his most favorite jazz masterworks.
“We’re going to record with Bill Crain at BRC Audio and release the music on the ARC label in the available digital formats, but not manufacture any CDs,” Burnett said. “All indications are that CDs are a dead technology. However, we will manufacture a limited edition run of heavy-vinyl LP records for audiophiles who’d like to have a physical product.”
Mr. Burnett also said the music packaging will include professional album liner notes, digital booklet, superb photography and professional graphic design. He expects to produce about ten LP albums of music out of the effort and a goal of the project is to document this music with his working quintet.
“I’m quite simply at a point in my career where it is important to record and document the work I am involved in as both, a woodwind artist and a composer,” Burnett said. “I have been fortunate to subsidize a professional career in music performance and recording for my entire adult life.”
Christopher Burnett has performed professionally around the world with military bands, recorded noteworthy albums as a leader, taught at the college-level and co-founded a significant independent recording label. CbQ is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists. Repertoire includes Burnett original compositions and select jazz masterworks.
BurnettMusic.com is a sole proprietorship family-owned business and was formed in 1979. Based in the northwest Kansas City metro city of Leavenworth, Kansas, the business activity is centered on music and the arts. Also, see the related information below.
Artists Recording Collective is an internationally established independent recording label based upon a new artist collective model of artist empowerment and ownership of their work. ARC catalog contains over 80 releases with all titles available at all of the major retailers worldwide. Nearly 300 artists appear on ARC recordings, including emerging talent and established noted names in music.
“a prominent Kansas City saxophonist, bandleader, instructor and raconteur” – Bill Brownlee, KCUR, Ink Magazine (as Music Critic, KCUR 89.3 FM, NPR)
BURNETTMUSIC.COM – portal to our digital properties
CHRISBURNETTQUARTET.COM – artist bio and EPK
ARTISTSRECORDINGCOLLECTIVE.BIZ – recording label
BMI.COM – broadcast music incorporated
GREENLADYLOUNGE.COM – green lady lounge and black dolphin calendars
Christopher Burnett is a critically acclaimed alto saxophonist, educator, arts business leader, and composer who began his professional career with military jazz bands “going pro” directly upon graduating high school at 18 years old.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Burnett has performed professionally around the world, recorded noteworthy albums as a leader, taught at the college-level and co-founded a significant independent recording label, Artists Recording Collective.
He held adjunct professor of music positions with University of Missouri Science and Technology (10 years) and at Metropolitan Community Colleges (5 years).
Most recently, Mr. Burnett was selected as a clinician for the 2018 Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop in Wichita.
A member of the official touring roster for the state of Kansas, Mr. Burnett’s is an eclectic instrumental music ensemble comprised of accomplished professional artists. Repertoire includes Burnett original compositions and select jazz masterworks. He performs locally each month at Black Dolphin in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City.
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