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Alex Harding - Lucian Ban: Dark Blue

Read "Dark Blue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Lucian Ban (piano) and Alex Harding (woodwinds) have performed and recorded together for 20-years besides their prominent activities within global progressive jazz and improvisational circles. The universal language of jazz is conveyed here as Detroit-reared Harding and the Romanian born pianist gel to a variety of tempos amid solstice, reflective sentiment, off-centered blues balladry and bouncy grooves. Toss in some lyrically resplendent tapestries of sound and a crystalline audio production, you are liable to become entranced by the duo's moody ...

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Alex Harding Trio: Freeflow

Read "Freeflow" reviewed by Derek Taylor

Baritone saxophonists remain a comparatively rare breed. Even more rare are those souls who choose the cumbersome horn as their main medium of improvisatory expression. Detroit native Alex Harding is a card-carrying member of this rarified clique. He shares the ranks proudly with such peers as Bluiett and James Carter, all three of whom collaborate freely in the Baritone Saxophone Nation, a saxophone ensemble founded under Bluiett’s leadership.

Always mining the cusp of under-recognized talent CIMP offered the thirty-something saxophonist ...


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