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Donald Harrison: Free Style

Read "Free Style" reviewed by Keiran Smalley

Coming across the music of Donald Harrison was something of a happy accident for me. I was not really listening to our local jazz radio station late one evening; my thoughts were wandering elsewhere. Suddenly this great tune came on. It consisted of a stripped-down funky rhythm overlaid with a simple yet insistent alto line which ...

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Donald Harrison: Free Style

Read "Free Style" reviewed by John Kelman

They say context is everything, and nobody knows that better than alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, who recorded Free Style literally back-to-back with his last Nagel Heyer release, Heroes , featuring bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Cobham. While both sessions are trio dates--with the exception of three tracks featuring pianist Glen Patscha--one couldn't find two more ...