ADVERTISE WITH US

Content by tag "Frank Harrison"

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Mark Sullivan’s Best Releases of 2015

Read "Mark Sullivan’s Best Releases of 2015" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

This is my first year end list as an AAJ contributor, hopefully the first of many! I reviewed a lot of great music, major label and independent productions alike. Here's the ten that rose to the top of my list of favorites, in no particular order.

Eberhard Weber
Hommage à Eberhard ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come to Me

Read "Come to Me" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È una musica avvincente e ricercata quella che si ascolta in Come to Me: atmosfere intime e raccolte che si confrontano con sequenze incisive, sia vocali che strumentali. Protagonista è un quartetto al suo debutto, guidato dalla cantante polacca Sylwia Bialas e dal batterista israeliano Asaf Sirkis. La prima risiede in Germania mentre Sirkis vive in ...

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come To Me

Read "Come To Me" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet demonstrates how well a vocalist can work as the featured soloist in a quartet. Even better, they make you forget the instrumentation in the beauty and joy of the music they make. The group truly deserves the “International" part of their name. Drummer Asaf Sirkis is an Israeli living in England; vocalist ...

Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble: The Whistle Blower

Read "The Whistle Blower" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Saxophonist Gilad Atzmon is a giant of jazz--an imposing physical presence, a huge personality, technically masterful and emotionally committed to every note. On The Whistle Blower, the Orient House Ensemble's eighth album since it formed in 2000, he's joined by long-term Ensemble members Frank Harrison on piano and Yaron Stavi on bass along with new recruit ...

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come To Me

Read "Come To Me" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Led by drummer Asaf Sirkis and vocalist Sylwia Bialas, the International Quartet is completed by pianist Frank Harrison (a long-time collaborator with Sirkis in Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble) and bassist Pat Bettison. Come To Me is the band's debut, a collection of original compositions by Sirkis and Białas that heralds the arrival of a strong ...

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet: Come To Me

Read "Come To Me" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Drummer Asaf Sirkis co-leads this international group along with Polish singer Sywia Bialas (who actually resides in Germany) and two British musicians, Frank Harrison and Patrick Bettison. Sirkis has been making waves on the jazz scene over the past few years, playing with the likes of Larry Coryell and Tim Garland.

Five of the ...

Frank Harrison Trio: Lunaris

Read "Lunaris" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

London-based pianist Frank Harrison is probably best known for his work backing saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, but his Lunaris should help to raise his profile as a major league piano trio guy. It's Harrison's third recorded effort in the trio format, and it stands out in a crowded field full of talent.

Harrison and the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble at the Cali

Read "Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble at the Cali" reviewed by Sammy Stein

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble
California Club
Ipswich, Suffolk UK
August 18, 2013

Once a month, the California Club, affectionately known as the Cali in Ipswich, Suffolk, is transformed into Ipswich Jazz Club. Seating around 150 people, it was once a Liberal club and is run entirely by friends and members as a ...

Gilad Atzmon And The Orient House Ensemble: Songs Of The Metropolis

Read "Songs Of The Metropolis" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The metropolis is central to the life of a jazz musician. It's where the work is, where the conservatories are, where the music emerged and developed. Gilad Atzmon, the saxophonist and composer who's been described as the hardest working man in UK jazz, writes that Songs Of The Metropolis is “A pursuit of the sound of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Frank Harrison Trio: Sideways

Read "Sideways" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

After studying Boston's Berklee School of Music, pianist Frank Harrison returned to his native United Kingdom, making a name for himself as a sideman, most notably in saxophonist Gilad Atzmon's band. But beginning with First Light (Basho Records 2006), he has offered up three piano trio outings, each with different personnel. On Sideways Harrison is joined ...


Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.