Author Archive for George W. Harris

Spoke: (r)anthems

Here’s a creative band that isn’t afraid to mix a bit of fun into the soup. Spoke consists of Andy Hunter/tb, Justin Wood Wood/as-fl, Dan Loomis/b and Danny Fischer, and collectively they mix som warm and lyrical originals with some…

Addison Frei: Intentions

Pianist/composer Addison Frei teams up with a core trio of Perrin Grace/b and Matt Young/dr along with a handful of guests on this impressive collection of orginals, standards and even a classic. Frei has a rich and thick touch, confident…

Rafael Rosa: Portrait

Guitarist Rafael Rosa mixes and matches with a surfeit of talent here, which includes Kenny Werner/p, Jen-Michel Pilc, John Benitez/b and Michael Rodriguez/tp. Most of the material here, as on “ Bomba Oscura,” is intricate, sophisticated and tricky. Benetiz’s bass…