Stefon Harris: Corridor of Elusive Dreams
Corridor of Elusive Dreams
Stefon Harris (vibes)
The Grand Unification Theory (Blue Note 32498)
Derrick Gardner (trumpet), Douglas Purviance (tuba), Anne Drummond (flute), Mark Vinci (clarinet), Tim Warfield (tenor sax), Terreon Gully (drums), Myles Weinstein (timpani) Khalil Bell (percussion) ..
Composed by Stefon Harris.
Recorded: New York, March 2001
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
On this song, Stefon Harris composed a left field track that fits the title very well. Steve Turre drives plays some nice abstract trombone lines while Harris plays different lines on the marimba, creating an interesting blend of sounds. In actuality, this song is not really all that jazzy. It sounds more like a contemporary track that might feature George Lewis or somebody like that. While not the most jazzy of songs, Harris shows his diversity and more importantly his flexibility, proving that he is just as comfortable on marimba as he is the vibraphone. I wouldn't recommend this is as a starting song for someone getting into the music of Harris but this track shows his willingness to step out of the box.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley
Tags: 2000s jazz