Chris McNulty

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Chris McNulty (born 1953) is an internationally recognised Melbourne, Australia born jazz vocalist,[1] who is resident in the New York area, USA, where she has collaborated and performed with many jazz greats including among others (USA): Paul Bollenback, Mulgrew Miller, Gary Bartz, Gary Thomas, John Hicks, Billy Hart, Ugonna Okegwo, Matt Wilson, Marcus Gilmore, Montez Coleman, Gary Versace, David Budway, Peter Leitch, Ed Howard, John Di Martino, Rob Bargad, Tim Garland, Ingrid Jensen, Andrei Kondakov, Igor Butman, Tony Reedus and Anita Wardell to name a few. In Australia, Paul Grabowsky, Frank Di Sario, Mike Jordan, Graham Wood, Carl Mackey, Ben Vanderwaal, Andrew Dickeson, Steve Barry, Cameron Undy, Mat McMahon. As an educator, Chris has been invited to present clinics and workshops at Monash University (Melb), Griffith University (Bris), West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA- Perth), Australian Institute of Music (AIM-Syd) and University of SA (Adelaide). McNulty's repertoire includes the great jazz standards, modern jazz classics and original compositions. She is noted for remaining faithful to the lyrical message of a jazz composition, while giving full vent to her own imaginative phrasings in jazz idiom. Chris McNulty's recordings include, notably, her 1990 Waltz for Debby album of song.[2] Chris McNulty is the 2013 recipient of the Australian Bell Award for Best Australian Jazz Vocal Album for "The Song That Sings You Here" (Challenge Records).[3]

Early notoriety in the US[edit]

Chris McNulty arrived in the United States of America from her native Australia in 1988 with her young son Sam in her care.[4] Her first US record Waltz for Debbie debuted less than 2 years thereafter. McNulty's superb, original vocalisations, thereon, for Miles Davis's "Blue in Green" became the songs official, published lyric (Warner Chapell, 1990).[5] In addition to these original and her other jazz vocals, as an artist, Chris McNulty has since matured into a noted composer of music & lyrics.[6][7][8]

Compositions[edit]

Long Road Home – The Song That Sings You Here – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist) ; Letter to Marta – The Song That Sings You Here – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Springosphere – Whispers the Heart – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Quiet Your Thoughts (Part I & II) – Whispers the Heart – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Lullaby for a Young Boy – Whispers the Heart – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); New Day – Dance Delicioso – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Roamin -Dance Delicioso – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Last Farewell – Dance Delicioso – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Dance Delicioso – Dance Delicioso – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Only the Silence – Dance Delicioso – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Pablo – I Remember You – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Freedom – Waltz for Debby – Chris McNulty (composer & lyricist); Song For Sam – McNulty/Jesse (composers), Lyrics – Chris McNulty;

Lyrics Blue in Green II – Waltz for Debby Miles Davis/ Chris McNulty[4] Song for Ava – Caterpillar Diaries – Steve Newcomb/Chris McNulty

Discography[edit]

Many of these releases are also listed at both the Guiness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Ibid, 1995) and the Grove's distributed The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Ibid, 1998) biographical entries for Chris McNulty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guiness Encyclopedia of Popular Music in 6 volumes, 2nd ed. 1995, Enfield Guiness Publishing, Ltd., Vol. 4, p. 2648
  2. ^ The Encyclopedia of Popular Music in 8 volumes, 3rd ed. 1998, Muze U.K. Ltd (distributed in United States of America by Grove's Dictionaries, Inc.), Vol. 5, pp. 3596 and 3597, ISBN 0-333-74134-X
  3. ^ http://www.bellawards.org/index2.php
  4. ^ a b c "Chris McNulty's Magic Trio Comes to the Healdsburg Jazz Festival". BeyondChron. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2] Roseanna Vitro JazzTimes "Chris McNulty: Voice of Beauty and Truth” 5 February 2013
  7. ^ "Jazz Planet" – Miriam Zolin -The Song That Sings You here
  8. ^ "All About Jazz" – A Siren From Down Under – Ludwig Van Trikt
  9. ^ "Time for Love". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  10. ^ "I Remember You". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  11. ^ Kane, Edward. "Dance Delicioso by Chris McNulty". Jazz Review. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Loudon, Christopher (November 2005). "Jazz Albums: Chris McNulty Dance Delicioso". Jazz Times. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dance Delicioso". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Velez, Andrew (25 October 2006). "Chris McNulty: Whispers the Heart". All About Jazz. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  15. ^ [3], downloads also here available