Chelsey Green and The Green Project – The Green RoomNovember 18, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: Brian Wheatley, Chelsey Green, Daryl Hunt, Ignatius Perry, Joshua Thomas, Kevin Powe Jr, Lorenzo Johnson, Matthew Chase, Monique Brooks-Roberts, Steven Walker, the Green Room, thejazzpage.com
Sometimes great music come in unexpected packages, this is definitely case with violinist Chelsey Green and the Green Project. While the outer cover of The Green Room may not convey the kaleidoscope of music inside the Houston native’s 2nd recording, it is definitely there. Green is an outstanding player with a fantastic lyrical flair and the ability to make music of various shades and do it in a way that really captures your ear. The violin truly sings in her hands. The production is a nice blend of original compositions, which alternate with equally wonderfully arranged covers. The supporting cast of players contribute greatly to the quality of the work as well. Joining Green are Ignatius Perry, Lorenzo Johnson and Daryl Hunt or various keyboards, Kevin Powe Jr. on bass, Brian Wheatley on drums, Steven Walker and Matthew Chase on guitar, Joshua Thomas on clavier and Monique Brooks-Roberts on additional violin. The horn section of saxophonist Marvin Thompson, saxophonist Will Spence and trumpeter Theljon Allen also enhance the tunes with their contributions. Green is a versatile talent who can truly go in any direction she wants musically, with this effort, her trajectory is most certainly upwards.
Click to listen to a clip of “Pizzicato Part III”:
Tracks: Dr. Funk, Road Trip, Cheryl Ann, People Make The World Go Round, Autmn Leaves, Party Song, 1 AM, My Favorite Things, Pizzicato Part III, My Tribute (To God Be The Glory) .