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Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

Christopher J Music

Bassist, Guitarist & Composer

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Alley Cat Blues is Live

Yes, Alley Cat Blues is Live!  I finally put Alley Cat Blues into the music store and now is your chance to own your very own copy for yourself.  I think that would make you feel good all over, just like having a big furry, lovable cat curled up in your lap.

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I meant to get this note posted a while ago, but I got distracted by a self-inflicted computer disaster that took me over a week to recover from. This is my cover of the 1961 instrumental “Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric, featuring my own arrangement and instrumentation that I have dubbed “Alley Cat Blues”.  Here’s a sample of the tune.  You can get the complete song on the Music Store page or at Amazon or other retailers.  You can also stream it on Spotify.

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New Music Tuesday: Alley Cat Blues (meow)

Hey folks!  It’s New Music Tuesday: Alley Cat Blues (meow).

And on and on I go.  Still more blues are coming up for you next week!.  My cover of the 1961 instrumental “Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric, featuring my own arrangement and instrumentation that I have dubbed “Alley Cat Blues” will be released on December 4th. Use this form to Pre-Save “Alley Cat Blues” (or paste https://show.co/5PHNE93 into your browser) to be the first to hear this song!  After December 4th, check back and you can find the tune also on my Music Store page.

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A Quick Intro to Christopher J.

I am Chris Hartzog and this is my website, Christopher J. Music.  I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the Seattle, Washington area.

I’ve loved music as long as I can remember.  During many years of being a special needs parent to a very high needs child with autism, I started playing guitar again and started writing music.  And through that experience I learned that music not only transcends languages, it also transcends disabilities.

Today my music covers a variety of styles and instruments from folk to blues/jazz, and classical to pop-rock. I am a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass (electric and upright), ukulele, keyboards, and a singer and songwriter.  I also enjoy playing classical music on the double bass with my local community symphony orchestra.  And, I write, arrange, record and produce songs and put them on this website for people to download and hopefully share and enjoy.

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