The new Chris Guthrie single has released. “Gaining Altitude” was co-written by smooth jazz hitmaker Steve Oliver, who also produced and mixed the album. The full length album “Gaining Altitude” is out now and available at all retail and digital locations.
Check out Chris Guthrie Project Single Gaining Altitude
I’ve always had a hard time drawing lines around my musical tastes, which are, in a word, eclectic. This also applies to my choice of instruments. I’ve performed classical works on guitar, played guitar in a jazz big band (Cal. State Hayward) and in a jazz/blues trio (T. Lane and the Nitehawks), and most recently play keyboards in an alternative rock band (Fred Roth Revue). Now I’m excited to have taken a new step forward (or perhaps sideways!) with the Chris Guthrie Project.
The heart of this project is a songwriting collaboration with a long time friend Steve Oliver, who produced and mixed the album and is literally the one man band that backs me up on all the tracks! Steve and I recorded this album in several sessions mostly during 2016. It was a great musical experience; the ideas really flowed and we captured a vibe that, in my opinion, falls somewhere in between Steely Dan (without Lyrics) and the Pat Metheny Group – two huge musical influences that both Steve and I share. Also, I’m a big fan of Steve’s music, which made this experience even more rewarding.