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Outlaw Tractor

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Down Time
When You Want
Outlaw Tractor
Big Kids
The Penguins Deserve Better
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 50:11

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Charles Farrell


Since returning to active playing in 2005 after a career as a boxing manager, pianist Charles Farrell has released eleven CDs, played with Ornette Coleman, and

Corey Christiansen Quartet, Outlaw Tractor
2010 | Label: Origin Records / The Orchard

I met the guitarist Corey Christiansen in Tampa, Florida about a decade ago when he briefly joined my experimental band, Indio. At that point, he was already a very fine player, and it was clear that he'd have a successful career in jazz. Time passed, and we subsequently lost touch with each other. So it's a great pleasure to run into my old bandmate through his latest album, "Outlaw Tractor." I'm equally pleased to be… read more »

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Five Star Jazz


As good as Roll With It. In fact a fantastic 2nd outing. Re-updating Soul Jazz for the next decade. It's releases like this that keep me a member of eMusic. Corey, are you using a pedal on Penguins?

They Say All Music Guide

Warmth oozes out of the music on this CD created by guitarist Corey Christiansen and his quartet, a comfy blend of contemporary jazz, bop or post-bop, and soul-jazz. Organist Pat Bianchi and saxophonist David Halliday create that feeling, playing unison lines that, between the three instrumentalists, give the listener a comfort zone that is both refreshing and accessible, given the more complex music modern jazz usually offers up. To say it’s pleasant or easy on the ears is perhaps too polite, because this music has plenty of depth via its effusive tones during “Down Time,” the laid-back New Orleans-style shuffle funk “When You Want,” where everyone plays melody together, or the flowing, effortless “Carefree” in 6/8 time. The group does spend time in hard and furious bop and hot funk John Scofield style, or lugubrious R&B funk, but they are best heard when things are steamy and well-lubricated. Between the tenor or organ lies the edited and sparse guitar of Christiansen, whose main source of income is as an educator at Utah State University or Indiana University. Recorded in the unlikely jazz spot of Provo, UT, Corey Christiansen’s second CD for the Origin label bears the unwieldy title of Outlaw Tractor, but don’t let that fool you. It’s an urbane, sophisticated, accessible, uptown effort that comes easily recommend to all. – Michael G. Nastos

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