Author: George W. Harris

Aaron Irwin Quartet: A Room Forever

Clarinetist Aaron Irwin teams with tMatthew McDonald/tb, Pete McCann/g and Thomson Kneeland/b for a gentle collection of soft and flowing originals. The two horns work on forming pastel tones as McCann and Kneeland deliver fragrant rhythms. Irwin’s stick gets moody…

Elikeh: Kondona

Here’s a short and sweet ep by the band Elikeh which mixes Afro funk with ska and a bit of funk on three songs. The bouncy band is made up of Serge Massama Dogo/g-voc, Clayton Englar/fl-ts, Scott Aronson/b, Frank Martins/g,…

Ottmar Liebert: Waiting n Swan

Famed for his “world music” albums, guitarist Ottmar Liebert takes us to a country and genre that was the soundtrack for his youth, reggae. As incongruous as that sounds, Ottmar’s flamenco guitar along with Jon Cagan/b and Chris Steele/dr-perc does…