Author Archive for George W. Harris

GET RHYTHM!

Even Johnny Cash sang about it. You gotta have that drove that makes you want to dance if you care about people listening to music. Concerts (and church, for that matter) were intended for CELEBRATION, not CEREBRATION. A soloist is…

WONDERFUL MID-50s JAZZ FROM HOLLYWOOD…Conti Candoli: Sincerely, Conti, Peggy Connelly: That Old Black Magic, Russ Garcia: Four Horns and a Lush Life, Frank Rosolino: I Play Trombone, Marty Paich: Jazz City Workshop

The wise choice by some executive to reissue material from the old Bethlehem Label is bringing out some wonderfully obscure albums from the mid 50s that deserve a second and third look. These were the days when artists from the…

ERIN DAVIS-MILES AHEAD

WHEN AN ARTIST DIES, WHO KEEPS THE LEGACY GOING? SCAREY STORIES ABOUND CONCERNING THE WAY THAT MUSIC AND IMAGES OF ARTISTS FROM ELVIS TO HENDRIX HAD BEEN HANDLED. LIKE ANY DUTIFUL OFFSPRING OF A PRINCE, ERIN DAVIS (ALONG WITH HIS…

Bianca Rossini: Meu Amor

I recently reviewed Brazilian vocalist and composer Bianca Rossini’s premier cd Kiss of Brazil and her concert performance in LA. Intrigued by the sounds and melodies, I went back and found this follow up ep, which was released a couple of years…

HARVEY MASON: THE CHAMELEON

GUARANTEED: IF YOU HAVE EVEN A HALF DECENT ALBUM COLLECTION THAT INCLUDES MUSIC FROM THE 70′S-80′S, DRUMMER HARVEY MASON IS IN YOUR HOUSE. THE MOST IN-DEMAND DRUMMER OF OUR GENERATION, HE’S ON COUNTLESS JAZZ AND POP ALBUMS AND HAS AN…