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Lafayette Harris, Jr.: Bend To The Light

Read "Bend To The Light" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While art often takes cues from life, and life certainly offers up its fair share of trials, tribulations, and dark spells, pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. prefers to emphasize the positive while pouring existential thought into his music. On Bend To The Light--the seventh offering from Harris over the past twenty-plus years--hope, happiness, and positive vibes dominate. He delivers uplifting originals that point to his past and present, investigates the work of artists as different as pop-soul crooner ...

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Lafayette Harris,Jr.: In The Middle of the Night

Read "In The Middle of the Night" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In The Middle Of The Night is pianist Lafayette Harris' first funk and contemporary jazz album (e.g. smooth or urban jazz). That is exactly why I approached this disc with such trepidation, having positive memories of his first albums on Muse in the early 1990s. His debut, Lafayette is Here (Muse, 1993) was a fine date with Don Braden, Terell Stafford, Lonnie Plaxico and Cindy Blackman and the follow-up Happy Together (Muse, 1996) was a trio date with singer Melba ...

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Take Five With Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Read "Take Five With Lafayette Harris, Jr." reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Lafayette Harris, Jr.: Lafayette Harris accomplishments speak for themselves. Known as the go to pianist by other musicians and band leaders, in the last year alone, Lafayette has performed on Broadway with the The Color Purple, toured Europe with Ernestine Anderson, played the wedding for the daughter of ABC World News Tonight host, Charlie Gibson, and helped raise money for children with cancer in Columbus, OH.Alongside these have been Lafayettes regular appearances at New Yorks Blue Note ...


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