The Jazz Session #144: Chris Kelsey

Chris Kelsey is both a jazz musician and critic — one of the rare people who straddles both worlds. His new CD is Not Cool (…as in “The Opposite of Paul Desmond”) (Tzazz Krytyk, 2009). In this interview, Kelsey talks about his approach to composition and performance; how his work as a critic has impacted his career as a musician; and how blogging has changed the way he writes about music. Learn more at

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Author: Jason Crane

1 thought on “The Jazz Session #144: Chris Kelsey

  1. I hed keind of a dificcult time undrestinding some of the ponts that wer being made,. but sorta kinda thote is was REAL DOPE on the prats I did understand

    Thanks to the max

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