All About Jazz

Home » Music » Song of the Day


The Greatest Invention by Harley Card

From the album

Album Title: The Greatest Invention
Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018


Sign in to view listen count

Fiona's Comments

Not sure a bicycle is the greatest invention, more like one of them, like aspirin, bottled gas, tarmac, bandage, needles...All those inventions you need when you fall off a bike. Nice track, piano labours on a little.

About the Album

The Greatest Invention is the third CD by Toronto guitarist and composer; Harley Card. A follow up to his 2013 release Hedgerow, and his 2008 debut Non-Fiction, it introduces eleven new compositions written for his long-standing group The Harley Card Quintet. The music on The Greatest Invention covers a wide range stylistically, including longer through-composed pieces, and shorter themes that bring the soloists into focus and pay tribute to the tradition of the great quintets in jazz. The album draws inspiration from a range of musical influences, memorable places, and Harley’s deep interest in exploring the process of composition. The title track is inspired by the bicycle and the joy of cycling. The Greatest Invention is an album uni ed both by Harley’s voice as a writer and the Quintet’s sound and approach, developed over the last twelve years as a working band. The Greatest Invention will be officially released worldwide on Friday, January 12th, 2018

Song Listing

The Greatest Invention; Precipice; Shadows of Shea Pines; Ben's Sanctuary; Canoe Lake; April Song; Enclosure; Grace; A Distant Bell; Highlights; Postcard;


Harley Card

Additional Personnel

Harley Card: Guitar; David French: Saxophone; Matt Newton: Piano; Jon Maharaj: Bass; Ethan Ardelli: Drums;

Date featured

January 12, 2018

This song appears by permission of the contributing artist and/or record company.
It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.


Shop Amazon

Song of the Day


Un Poco Loco
Dave Bass
Up And Down
Yi Yunseon
Yi Yunseon
A Lisbon Song
Max Agnas
Big Nine
Hogo Fogo
Scarlet Lullaby
Alex Jenkins

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.