Joel Harrison

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Joel Harrison

"Harrison consistently proves to be one of the most restless, protean composers on the scene." - Steve Smith - Time Out NY

Joel Harrison was commissioned by Chamber Music America and the French Cultural Alliance to compose music for an allstar group featuring guitarist NGUYÊN LÊ, multi-percussionist JAMEY HADDAD, and saxophonist DAVID BINNEY. The music is a crossroads of jazz, rock, Indian, and African music where lyricism meets noise, Indian raga meets jazz harmony, and the after effects of Miles meets Messiaen and the Middle East. The sophisticated writing marks Harrison as one of the jazz world’s premier composers – a feast for lovers of electric guitar and modern improvisation.

Joel Harrison- guitar; Nguyên Lê- guitar; David Binney- alto sax; Gildas Bocle- bass; Jamey Haddad- drums, percussion. Also appearing: Henry Hey- piano; Stephan Crump- bass; Jordan Perlson- drums; Satoshi Takeishi- drums; Marty Wehner- trombone.

Tracks: You Bring the Rain; Blue Ghosts of Bourbon Street; End Time; The Refugee; Hudson Shining; Harbor; American Babylon; Les Frères en ut majeur.

 You Bring the Rain

 Blue Ghosts of Bourbon Street

 End Time

 The Refugee

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