This guy is by far the top on my list. He is one serious musician who knows the foundation of real jazz. This guy knows his stuff. Check out his other "real jazz" cd's. Reviewer: KB Track after track, there is no need skip through, every song is a hit. A smooth jazz masterpiece Reviewer: Barry Harrison I have three copies home, office and car , all on auto repeat.
What can I say "Absolutely awesome" Reviewer: What can I say "Absolutely awesome" every track is strong, my favourite is "Rainy Nights", already looking forward to your next release.
What a great mixture of cool and sassy sounds. My favorite is "Now Is The Time". I'm looking forward to Donald's next CD! Awesome and Very Very Smooth! This is the best Cd by Donald Harrison, his others are good this one is great!!! Thanks Donald for the awesome sound of music you presented.
Cultural critic Greil Marcus wrote a scathing essay at the end of the s about the rampant overuse of the word "survivor" in modern life. Over 25 years on, musicians of a certain age arguably have more of a right to use the S-word, especially a saxophonist like Donald Harrison, who has stayed true to his own soul-jazz path since his early days as a sideman despite the fact that his brand of funk-influenced hard bop has rarely been the least bit fashionable, even among many jazz listeners.
The Survivor is a timeless album, most of which sounds like it could have come from any point in Harrison's career. Yet it's no mere nostalgia kick, because underneath Harrison's sterling alto work, the rhythm section sounds fairly attuned to contemporary trends.
The reason this track works in the context of more standard Harrison fare as the gentle original ballad "Sincerely Yours," rather than sounding like a stab at cultural relevance from an aging player, is that funk in all its forms has been at the root of not only Harrison's own music, but of this particular jazz path since the days of Miles Davis' "Walkin'" back in the early '50s.
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There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. He and Blanchard were part of the Jazz Messengers line-up following the years that it featured Wynton and Branford Marsalis. In both the albums Indian Blues and Spirits of Congo Square , he features such signature New Orleans ingredients as second line drumming and call and response chants.
Harrison's embrace of musical dualities has had a curious parallel in his identity. It began at baptism with the sharing of a name. Father and son also shared lifelong participation in the Mardi Gras Indian tradition that traces back to New Orleans' Congo Square in the mid 18th Century.
Senior, who died in , was Big Chief of the Guardians of the Flame and several others. T elevision took the Donald Harrison identity 3D in what is perhaps his most visible work. Harrison 5. Amazing Grace Traditional 0.
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