Stefon Harris: One String Blues

Track

One String Blues

Artist

Stefon Harris (vibes)

CD

A Cloud of Red Dust (Blue Note)

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Musicians:

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)

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Composed by Stefon Harris

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

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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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