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Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Lafayette Harris’s accomplishments speak for themselves. Known as the “go to” pianist by other musicians and band leaders, in the last year alone, Lafayette has performed on Broadway with the THE COLOR PURPLE, toured Europe with Ernestine Anderson, played the wedding for the daughter of ABC “World News Tonight” host, Charlie Gibson and helped raise money for children with cancer in Columbus, OH. Alongside these have been Lafayette’s regular appearances at New York’s Blue Note and weekly open mic session that he hosts at the historic Lenox Lounge in Harlem, widely regarded as the “best vocal jam session” in the city by New York’s weekly listing guides

Bend To The Light

Label: Airmen Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Bend To The Light; Take You Out; We In The House; 12 Bars; Achern; Japanese Love Poem; Old Devil Moon; Blues On The Edge; Tenderly; Geneva; Bend To The Light (Vocal Version); We In The House (Short Version).

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Lafayette Harris, Jr.: Bend To The Light

Read "Bend To The Light" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While art often takes cues from life, and life certainly offers up its fair share of trials, tribulations, and dark spells, pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. prefers to emphasize the positive while pouring existential thought into his music. On Bend To The Light--the seventh offering from Harris over the past twenty-plus years--hope, happiness, and ...

In The Middle of the Night

Label: Airmen Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: In the Middle of the Night; Saturday; Carmella; Darlin' Darlin' Baby; Honeylike; The Milky Way; Vamonos; The Work Song; Those Memories; Athens; A Little Feel Thing.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lafayette Harris,Jr.: In The Middle of the Night

Read "In The Middle of the Night" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

In The Middle Of The Night is pianist Lafayette Harris' first funk and contemporary jazz album (e.g. smooth or urban jazz). That is exactly why I approached this disc with such trepidation, having positive memories of his first albums on Muse in the early 1990s. His debut, Lafayette is Here (Muse, 1993) was a fine date ...

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Take Five With Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Read "Take Five With Lafayette Harris, Jr." reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Lafayette Harris, Jr.: Lafayette Harris accomplishments speak for themselves. Known as the go to pianist by other musicians and band leaders, in the last year alone, Lafayette has performed on Broadway with the The Color Purple, toured Europe with Ernestine Anderson, played the wedding for the daughter of ABC World News Tonight host, Charlie Gibson, ...


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