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Donald Harrison: Real Life Stories

Read "Real Life Stories" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Nouveau Swing...

Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison is all about dance. It is danceable rhythms that fuel his nouveau swing vision of jazz. Not necessarily Latin in texture, the rhythm is at once angular and smooth—a musical dichotomy. The 42-year-old New Orleans native has been recording since the mid 1980s and has produced a solid track record ...

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Donald Harrison: Real Life Stories

Read "Real Life Stories" reviewed by Dave Nathan

It's can be disconcerting reading the liner notes for albums of such well known jazz artists as Donald Harrison. The undertaking is characterized as something just short of the second coming, of the reincarnation of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane and everyone of note in between these two. The music is described as revolutionary, evolutionary, a ...