Author: George W. Harris

Cedar Walton: Charmed Circle

High Note Records continues to release important concert sessions from the famed Keystone Korner, this one featuring Cedar Walton. This session finds Walton at the piano and keyboards, just after leaving Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and Eastern Rebellion and starting…

John Stein: Tones

Thick toned guitarist John Stein creates a swinging pastoral team with a trumpet/flugelhorn (Phil Grenadier) and flute (Fernando Brandao) along with a rhythm team of John Lockwood/b and Ze’ Eduardo Nazario/dr. The mixture of string and woodwinds works marvelously to…

Beat Funktion: Green Man

You’re not going to believe your ears on this one, but the band Beat Funktion is actually from Sweden. Daniel Lantz/key-comp, Karl Olandersson/tp, Olle Thunstrom/ts, Johan Oijen/g, Paul Johnson/b, Jon Eriksson/dr, Ola Bothzen/perc and the gospel choir Afro team up…