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Chris Nordman Trio plays our version of Watermelon Man. It mixes the original composition with a walkdown / turn around that leads back to the head of the tune.
Audio recorded in March / April 2020 at TSM Studio in Longwood, Florida
A Video from the Chris Nordman Trio album "High Wire", which will be released January 11, 2021.
This is our interpretation of "Way Back Home', written by Wilton Felder.
We did the base track in one take, I believe. Chris went back and added organ and grand piano, but we did our best to keep the essence of the piece intact.
Chris Nordman: Electric Piano, Piano, Hammond; Ward Dumigan (WaDu): Bass: Joe Adcock, Drums.
One of the most added Jazz Radio Tracks USA / Canada January 2021
Title Track from the CD "High Wire".
Chris Nordman, was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1956. His father, Chuck Nordman, was a school music teacher, and Chris started bugging his dad to teach him at an early age.
By Age 6, Chris was playing piano at church and school recitals and talent shows. He found a second love in string instruments, and became an accomplished cellist, playing in several area symphony orchestras, chamber music groups, and in the World Youth Symphony at Interlochen, becoming 1st chair, and even playing a concert with Van Cliburn.
At 14, Chris became assistant Parish Organist at St Hugo of the Hills Church in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. At 15, he became Organist and Choir Director at Fellowship Methodist Church in Troy, Michigan, a position he retired from at age 25. During this time, Chris wrote several arrangements for small choral groups, as well as a collection of organ music.
At 17, Chris began playing Bass for the Eddie Santini Orchestra, and soon became the keyboard player. He arranged several charts for this horn / vocal band that played events across the Midwestern US.
After getting an engineering and management degree from General Motors Institute in 1979, Chris went to work for Gail and Rice Productions, one of the leading talent and show production agencies in the country. There was plenty of work for a piano / keyboard player, and Chris played thousands of gigs the next 13 years at clubs, and for corporate events, weddings, and other events with his band, and as a sideman. He also played many shows with entertainers Bob Hope, Mel Torme, Della Reese, Chuck Berry, Coasters, Contours, Platters, and many other artists and comedy acts.
In 2014, Chris began playing with the Chris Canas Band, based in Michigan, and the Buddy Blues Band, based in Orlando, Florida. During these past years, Chris has played numerous events and festivals all over the country with these and other musical groups.
In 2016, Chris played on the Buddy Blues Band release "Wrong Side of the Blues" which won acclaim both in the US and overseas. As a member of the Chris Canas Band, Chris has played at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2015, 2016, and again in 2020, where they were a finalist. Chris played Keyboards on the CCB January 2020 release: "Would You MInd" as well as the 2015 release "Live at Heatstock".
In late March, 2020, Chris went into the studio to record a "live feel" jazz trio album, something that has been on the to do list for many years. Recorded in Central Florida with Drummer Joe Adcock, and Bassist Ward Dumigan, the Chris Nordman Trio - "High Wire" CD was radio released January 11, 2021.
In additional to the Chris Nordman Trio project, Chris is a proud member of "Derek Trull and EasyStreet", a Central Florida based variety band that plays hundreds of dates each year throughout the southeastern USA.