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.
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
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