Joel Harrison

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HighNote HCD 7194
Joel Harrison
Urban Myths

A wildly diverse improviser/composer/arranger with a penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations, guitarist Joel Harrison has sustained one of the most unpredictable discographies of the last decade with his chimerical mix of jazz, blues, chamber music, African and Indian folk music, Appalachian tunes and old school country songs. On URBAN MYTHS, Joel puts his focus on the electric jazz that influenced him growing up in the 1970's. By virtue of Harrison's singular writing and a phenomenal performance by seasoned veterans, URBAN MYTHS is a major achievement and one of the most interesting records of the year, regardless of genre.

Joel Harrison - guitar; David Binney - alto saxophone; Christian Howes - violin; Daniel Kelly - keyboards; Stephan Crump - acoustic bass; Jordan Perlson - drums; with Fima Ephron, electric bass; Ambrose Akinmuire, trumpet; Corey King, trombone; Jerome Sabbag, tenor saxophone

Tracks: You Must Go Through a Winter; 125 and Lenox; Mood Rodeo; Last Waltz for Queva; Straight No Chaser (variations); Between the Traveler and the Setting Sun; Urban Myths; High Expectation, Low Returns

 125 and Lenox

 Last Waltz for Queva

 Straight No Chaser (variations)

 Between the Traveler and the Setting Sun

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