Stefon Harris: One String Blues


One String Blues


Stefon Harris (vibes)


A Cloud of Red Dust (Blue Note)

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Stefon Harris (vibes), Mulgrew Miller (piano), Jason Moran (piano), Steve Turre (trombone), Greg Osby (alto sax), Steve Wilson (alto sax, soprano sax),

Dwayne Burno (bass), Alvester Garnett (drums)


Composed by Stefon Harris


Recorded: New York, October 6th-7th 1997


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

On his debut album, Stefon Harris emerged as one of the most interesting voices in jazz music. He approaches composition from a very non-traditional standpoint, as heard on the Indian inspired "One String Blues." This album is chalked full of songs that draw on different influences but this one finds Harris playing a light blues scale over a percussion driven beat. Although the song is short, very short, it is a nice example of Harris's willingness as a composer to push the envelope. I would have like to have heard a more extended version of this song but it still gets the job done. Harris was only twenty-four when he recorded this album, man, only twenty-four!

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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