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Harrison Bankhead Sextet: Morning Sun, Harvest Moon

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Harrison Bankhead's uniqueness is not restricted solely to his bass playing, which is touched by the melodicism of Ray Brown and the authority and inventiveness of Charles Mingus in a voice singularly his own. Bankhead is a composer with a sensibility finely attuned to a painterly impressionism, while being unafraid to fly in the face of convention, dappling his music with torrid references to avant-garde atonalism. All of this is in evidence on his solo debut, Morning Sun, Harvest Moon. His music contains no evidence of fractal structuring in melody and harmony--something that seems to haunt many first albums for ...



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