Chris Tarry

New York City based Chris Tarry is one of Canada's most successful and celebrated electric bass exports. With three Juno Awards (the Canadian Grammy) for best Contemporary Jazz Album, eight Juno Award nominations, and other high profile accolades he has established himself as one of North America's top musicians.   Chris's work since moving to New York in 2003 has seen him share the stage and recording studio with top musicians such as John Scofield, Dave Binney, Keith Carlock, Oz Noy Trio, Sam Yahel, DJ Logic, and many others.   Chris has produced 9 critically acclaimed albums under his own name and has appeared on over 100 albums around the globe as one of the world's most sought after electric bass players.  

Chris is also an award winning fiction writer. His latest album “Rest of the Story”, is a cutting edge book of short fiction and jazz CD rolled into one.

Gear

Markbass, D'Addario Strings, Sibelius, Alleva Copollo basses, Fodera Basses, Planet Waves


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Rest of the Story (2011):

“Rest of the Story is one of the most strikingly original packages ever to pair written word with written note.” - Bass Player Magazine

“(Rest of the Story) is deftly crafted by musicians who transcend pigeonholes to simply be expressive and personal.” - Ottawa Citizen

“Not your average jazz CD, this one...this superb effort deserves wide recognition” - Exclaim Magazine

“Rest of the Story is an exercise in the art of the CD from one of jazz's top band leaders” - Pop Matters

“The stories are brilliantly crafted, and the music is deep, with a playfulness that cannot be denied.” - Bass Frontiers Magazine

Almost Certainly Dreaming (2007):

“Almost Certainly Dreaming finds bassist Chris Tarry's quintet in electrifyingly tight form!” - Downbeat Magazine

“One of the best jazz groups working today!” - All About Jazz

“ACD is Chris' masterpiece!” - Bass Musician Magazine

“A solid new album!” - New York Times

Sorry to be Strange (2005):

“Tarry's excellent American debut (Sorry to be Strange) is a resonant, single-minded bit of contemporary jazz … Tarry's terrain is a muscular and acrobatic electric bass, a world where deep rock might saddle to deep swing in a moment

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Clinic/Workshop Information

Performed clinics around the world.

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Albums

Almost Certainly...

Nineteen-Eight Records
2019

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Rest of the Story

Nineteen-Eight Records
2011

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Sorry to be Strange

Cellar Live
2007

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Almost Certainly...

Nineteen-Eight Records
2007

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Project 33

Black Hen Music
2004

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Bedford Celebrities

From: Almost Certainly Dreaming
By Chris Tarry

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