CHRIS JASPER was an integral member of THE ISLEY BROTHERS during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the "3 + 3" to "Between the Sheets" albums. It was during this time that CHRIS JASPER, along with younger Isley Brothers, ERNIE ISLEY and MARVIN ISLEY, added the composition and musical component to the older Isley Brothers' vocal trio (Rudolph, O'Kelly & Ronald Isley), making the "3+3 era" ISLEY BROTHERS a self-produced, self-contained R&B/funk band.
CHRIS JASPER was primarily responsible for writing and arranging the majority of the Isley Brothers' music during this time including such beautiful love songs as “For The Love of You”, "Don't Say Goodnight" and “Between the Sheets” and uptempo funk such as “Fight the Power”, "Live It Up", "The Pride", and "Showdown" and the list goes on and on. His arrangements and instrumentation as a classically-
CHRIS JASPER, MARVIN ISLEY and ERNIE ISLEY subsequently formed the spin-off group ISLEY-JASPER-
"Brother to Brother" is another notable track written and sung by CHRIS JASPER during the IJI years in support of the anti-apartheid struggle at that time, which was recently heard around the world in a tribute to NELSON MANDELA following his passing. http://youtu.be/
CHRIS JASPER continues to bring his "unique sound" to his own solo projects, releasing 10 solo albums for his independent record label GOLD CITY RECORDS. His latest CD, "Inspired...By Love, By Life, By the Spirit", with 10 classic R&B, Soul & Funk tracks, has received critical acclaim as a resurrection of the legendary "Isley Brothers" sound. The latest single "Any Day" was nominated for "Song of the Year" by Soultracks.com, having been one of the most "liked" songs in Soultracks "first listen" feature. http://youtu.be/_
CHRIS JASPER has also produced a number of artists for his Gold City label, and has worked with such notable artists as Chaka Khan, writing and producing a song for her CK album (“Make It Last”). Chris’s music has been covered and sampled by numerous new and established recording artists, including Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Fantasia, Will Smith, Alliyah, Queen Latifah, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Natalie Cole, and the list goes on and on.
CHRIS JASPER has received numerous gold and platinum albums and music industry awards, including the BET lifetime achievement award. In 1992, Chris, along with the other members of The Isley Brothers, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
CHRIS JASPER lives in New York with his wife of 30 years, Margie, and their three sons, Christopher, Nicholas, and 20-year old recording artist Michael Jasper, the latest addition to the Gold City roster.
Listen to all the music from CHRIS JASPER's 10 solo albums and view photos, links and more on his official website. http://www.ChrisJasper.com
Listen to the other artists CHRIS JASPER produced for his Gold City Music label on the Gold City website: http://www.GoldCityMusic.com
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