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 Selected Session Saxophonist Demo Clips

Blue Bird (Jazz Vocal, 3.6M, 02:59)

  • Jazz tune written by Daniel Alcheh, featuring vocalist Gary Kiffel and Will Lee on bass
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Deadly Love (Heavy Metal, 6.9M, 04:48)

  • Heavy metal band ORANGE WILLARD uses Chris' sax in the studio
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Delusion (Jazz Fusion, 3.8M, 03:57)

  • Ken Gregory and the Solid State Horns features Chris on soprano sax on this jazz fusion piece
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Euphoria (Alternative Rock, 11.9M, 08:17)

  • From the latest Mike Torr album, this alternative rock tune with jazz highlights has gotten some considerable UK airplay
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In The Cracks (Film & TV Music, 2M, 02:04)

  • AlpsMedia Crime Scene library music never sounded so good with the wailing horns of Chris Alpiar
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Ostinato Trip (Rock Jazz Fusion, 6M, 04:09)

  • New release from jazz fusion composer Doug Lauber co-wrote this song with and features Chris on tenor sax
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Sci-fi Boogie Strut (Film & TV Music, 2.2M, 02:16)

  • Classic Alpiar media track featuring Chris playing soprano saxophone
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Scruffy Feet (Jazz Fusion, 7.2M, 07:29)

  • Another tune with Ken Gregory and the Solid State Horns, this has Chris playing tenor sax in the horn section
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Solstice (Jazz Rock Fusion, 4.5M, 03:07)

  • Doug Lauber wrote this song and Chris played some sax tracks remotely
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Steel Brazil Experiment (Jazz Brazilian Fusion, 20.2M, 08:25)

  • This is part one of a new band experiment Chris is leading with lap steel guitarist Ben Holst, bassist Vlamir Abbud and drummer Darren Stanley
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Trane's Pain (montage) (Free Jazz, 3.8M, 03:55)

  • One of Chris' free jazz tunes, played by his NYC jazz quartet featuring Pete Rende on piano, Matt Pavolka on bass and Bob Meyer on drums
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Uno Di Quatro (Jazz Brazilian Fusion, 13.9M, 05:46)

  • This is part two of a new band experiment Chris is leading with lap steel guitarist Ben Holst, bassist Vlamir Abbud and drummer Darren Stanley
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 Testimonials
"WOW!! The [digital realization projects you did for me] sound super in full-fledged AIFF glory... Thanks for the excellent job...and for all your great effort!"
-- Phil Kelly, Composer and Arranger


"Chris is an extremely knowledgable and gifted composer and musician. [...] Chris helps round out the skill set for Tunewelders as an affiliate composer, and we couldn't be more excited to be working with him"
-- Jeremy Gilbertson, Tunewelders


 Chris' Notes
One of my closest friends and brothers of the saxophone has his new band Swampdweller and is making a very original sound. Headed up by insane Alto Saxophonist Marc Fendel, and filled with some of Seattle's top Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funk musicians this gig is changing the shape of modern instrumental music.


Hey! If you are in Seattle on a Tuesday night, head on over to the Owl 'n Thistle for a groovy jazz jam session hosted by Bebop and Destruction.


"Buddy Rich is just incredible. He's a great, fantastic player. If it can be done on a drum, he can do it.......... I've heard people say he doesn't swing. I think he swings. I used to practice with the things he does. I've heard it said he's not subtle. I've heard him be so subtle, so gentle. This man can play"."
-- Ed Thigpen on Buddy Rich