Author: George W. Harris

Grace Kelly: Live at Scullers

Rising alto sax star Grace Kelly lays out her musical attitude and direction at the get go during this Boston gig from February 2012. Her self-penned “Please Don’t Box Me In” summarizes the attitude of this young lady that some…

Manhattan Vibes: Blue November

Consisting of Christos Rafalides/vib-mar, Sergio Salvatore/p, Mike  Pope/b and Vince Cherico/dr-perc, the Manhattan Vibes quartet is a sleek and highly rhythmic and percussive team that glides through originals and standards with aplomb. Rafalides composes the originals, and material like “718”…

Kevin Harris Project Museum Vol. 1

Keyboardist Kevin Harris brings together a post bop quintet with Kendal Eddy/b, Jason Palmer/tp, Rick DiMuzio/ts and Richie Barshay/dr-Steve Langone/dr on a mix of originals and intriguing covers. Of the latter, a whimsical and sprite take of the traditional folk…

Cliff Hines: Wanderlust

Here’s an ambitious project by guitarist/composer Cliff Hines. He’s put together a collection of tunes focusing on the problems and hopeful solutions of a fragmented world. The main band of Hines with Sasha Masakowski/voc, Andrew McGowan/key, Jasen Waver/b and Paul…

Ana Moura: Desfado

True confession/disclosure  time-fado music such as delivered here by the honey toned voice of Ana Moura brings me back to my childhood as a Greek American. I grew up listening to exotic music from the land of my forefathers, with singers…