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When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk, Danilo Perez, and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? New York based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad. Fred Hersch talks of Kevin as one who “plays and writes with flair and real soul" and Downbeat Magazine writes that “Harris' compositions deal with themes of strength, love, courage, and self awareness

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Joshua Redman & Chick Corea

Read "Joshua Redman & Chick Corea" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From the New York City veteran jazz guitar cat Will Sellenraad, we begin a new episode with the cut Allegorical off his new 2019 CD Greene Street Volume 1. From there, we hear the rich sound of Joshua Redman and Dublin-born violinist Gregory Harrington. As the show carries one, we hear from Maynard Ferguson and feature ...

Bird Interpretations

Label: Kevin Harris Project
Released: 2015

Museum Vo. 1

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Released: 2013
Track listing: 1. The Nile (Harris) 12:55; 2. Pinched Nerve (Harris) 08:10; 3. Prince of Darkness (Shorter) 07:58; 4. You Are My Sunshine (Jimmy Davis) 07:20; 5. The Dinosaur Suite (Harris, Langone) 01:50; 6. Redemption Song (Marley) 08:16; 7. Bluegrass (Harris) 08:37; 8. BBBB (Harris) 04:44.

Museum Vol. 1

Label: Kevin Harris Project
Released: 2013

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Four Artists Of The Jazz Clarinet Renaissance

Read "Four Artists Of The Jazz Clarinet Renaissance" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Since the jazz clarinet never really died, renaissance--or rebirth--may not be the term that best describes what's happening to the instrument in the twenty-first century jazz universe; it is, however, a pretty good one word synopsis. The licorice stick was there at or near the start, tooting along next to the trumpet and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Darryl Harper: The Edenfred Files

Read "The Edenfred Files" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Clarinetist Darryl Harper has five previous recordings to his credit (all released on HipNOTIC) and has had precious little coverage at All About Jazz. A longtime member of violinist Regina Carter's band, Harper has been chipping away at the edges of hard bop and post-bop since his 2001 recording, The Onus: Recurring Dream. At first blush, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

The Kevin Harris Project: Museum Vo. 1

Read "Museum Vo. 1" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Un riassunto della storia del jazz newyorchese in otto brani: si può definire così Museum Vol. 1, il nuovo disco del Kevin Harris Project. Kevin Harris è un pianista originario di Boston, ma, come molti suoi colleghi-concittadini, si è da tempo stabilito a New York. Ed assolutamente newyorkesi sono le sue radici musicali. Per quanto egli ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Kevin Harris Presents A Personal Collection Of Concepts In Song Form On His New Recording Museum Vol. 1

Pianist/Composer Kevin Harris  Presents A Personal Collection Of Concepts In Song Form On His New Recording Museum Vol. 1

Pianist/composer Kevin Harris thrives on interaction and collaboration; “participation," he says, “is what keeps our souls alive." This attitude, not to mention his immense talent, has led to prolific sideman work with the likes of trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Steve Langone, Eddie Gomez Marco Pignataro, Carlos Averhoff Jr., Richie Barshay, Duane Eubanks, Ben Street, Ralph Peterson, Ralph ...


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