Jesse Harris' Songs without Words

Ludovico Granvassu BY

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How many musicians can claim to be close collaborators of both John Zorn and Norah Jones? Grammy Award-winning prolific singer-songwriter, producer, and guitarist Jesse Harris can. His knack for memorable melodies and sophisticated harmonies have made him a sought-after composer and producer for a motley crew of artists that range from Willie Nelson to Brad Mehldau, from The Black Keys to Vinicius Cantuaria.

Here is a collection of his "songs without words," because, when he approaches instrumental music, in projects like Cosmo and Star Rover, he does it with the soul of a singer-songwriter.

Happy listening!


  • Cosmo "The Waves" Cosmo (Tzadik) 0:00
  • Jesse Harris with Star Rover "Pandora's Box" No Wrong No Right (Dangerbird) 2:40
  • Jesse Harris "Everybody Thinks You're a Movie Star" Music for Chameleons (Sunnyside) 6:00
  • Cosmo "Pixote" Cosmo (Tzadik) 9:06
  • Jesse Harris "Surfside" Music for Chameleons (Sunnyside) 11:46
  • Jesse Harris with Star Rover "Miyazaki" No Wrong No Right (Dangerbird) 14:01
  • Jesse Harris "Karass" Mineral (Secret Sun) 16:31
  • Cosmo "Little Star" Cosmo (Tzadik) 19:32
  • Jesse Harris with Star Rover "Staring Contest" No Wrong No Right (Dangerbird) 22:24
  • Jesse Harris "Carousel" Aquarelle (Secret Sun) 25:25

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