Chris Platt Trio debut album - 'Sky Glow', is available on bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play Music, and Spotify. 

Hard copies can be purchased at any live performance. See 'Gigs' page for more detail.

 

Press Quotes

 

Taking the simplicity and elegance of jazz guitar trios to new heights, it's a sitting down listening date all the way---and it will keep you glued to your chair.

Chris Spector – The Midwest Record

 

… a relaxing late night listen.

Bob Rusch – Cadence Magazine

 

Sky Glow has firm roots in the guitar trio tradition. The album is anchored by Platt’s ligneous archtop tone, and for good reason: his sound is warm and expressive, and synthesizes some of the most pleasant qualities of electric and acoustic guitar playing. The guitar is strongly present in both channels, and is generally foregrounded, allowing the finer details of articulation to be heard throughout the album. While this might become overwhelming with a different player, Platt is sensitive enough that the choice works well.

Colin Story – The WholeNote

 

Reflective and at times intensively introspective the seven track album is a showcase for his compositional skills as much as his technical facility… Platt plays with an understanding of dynamics that belies his years. No more is this evident than on the lyrical ‘Sky Glow’ where his elegant restraint, use of space, splashes of colour and interplay with bass and drums are at the forefront. ★ ★ ★

Frank Presley – Jazz and Beyond (Australia)

 

Superbly played guitar-led jazz from Chris up Toronto way… in fact, I’ll go as far as to say that this is THE best jazz guitar work I’ve heard (yet) in 2018… There’s one word that describes their playing – “perfection”… pure jazz with no pretentiousness.

Dick Metcalf – Improvijazzation Nation

 

Chris Platt takes the jazz guitar back to its natural form, with exquisite, flowing lines and a subtlety in his playing that is almost sublime. Combine this with the added bonus of his equally talented accompaniment of Phill Albert on bass and Robin Claxton on drums and you have an album that is pure, natural and even "organic" in its production with a nod to the traditional style of the jazz trio.

Marty Delia – The Jazz Music Blog

 

His work also shows that he is extremely lyrical, with a tendency to write music that is naturally bittersweet. Mr. Platt thinks big… a short set of music that is performed with flawless articulation and a ravishing display of uncommon musicianship.

Raul da Gama – Toronto Music Report

 

Toronto-based guitarist Chris Platt's debut outing stands out among releases by his contemporaries because, among other things, of its creation of singular nuances within the structural and sonic conventions of a classical jazz trio—rather than following the prevailing modern atmospheric-approach, which seems to be dominated by sound in place of composition… The room in which these explorations unfold is kept small and intimate. Each instrument's sound is defined by a striking clarity in texture and a profundity of color and breadth. Platt's archtop is the leading character, spreading unique warmth by organically mixing electric efficiency in attack with an earthy-woody release. ★ ★ ★ 1/2

Friedrich Kunzmann – All About Jazz

 

Calm toned guitarist Chris Platt leads a team of PhilAlbert/b and Robin Claxton/dr through seven lyrical originals. His strings are tensile with a dash of Jim Hall as Claxton’s cymbals coax the pace on the relaxed “I Like the Sad Ones” and the gently timed “Plenty.” He and Albert create a quietude in “No More” and the team shows it’s bluesy struts on “Platter” before Platt closes out on a tender solo “When You’re Not Here.” Stringed impressions.

George Harris – Jazz Weekly

 

Chris Platt - Guitar 

Phill Albert - Bass 
Robin Claxton - Drums 

Recorded at Union Sound Company, Toronto, Canada on May 10, 2017. 
Engineered & Mixed by Nathan Carter Moore at NCM Sound. 
Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering. 
Artwork & Layout by Kalya Ramu.

 

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