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Harrison on Harrison
     

Harrison on Harrison

by Joel Harrison
 
Harrison on Harrison finds jazz guitarist Joel Harrison investigating the music of rock icon George Harrison. Featuring a stellar ensemble including, among others, saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Uri Caine and drummer Dan Weiss, Harrison has

Overview

Harrison on Harrison finds jazz guitarist Joel Harrison investigating the music of rock icon George Harrison. Featuring a stellar ensemble including, among others, saxophonist David Liebman, pianist Uri Caine and drummer Dan Weiss, Harrison has crafted an adventurous and forward-thinking album that celebrates not only the former Beatle's superb songcraft, but also his sense of musical exploration. That exploration found George Harrison delving into everything from British folk music to gospel, psychedelic rock and ultimately Indian music. Joel Harrison fully embraces such eclecticism here, bringing all these styles to bear on tracks like "Within You Without You" (off the Beatles' 1967 classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band), expanding the raga-psych elements of the original into a post-bop wilderness of angular improvisation. Similarly, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" goes from a woozily funky Indian beat on the main verse, to a drunken soft-rock bridge that sounds something like guitarist Adrian Belew covering Burt Bacharach. Also exciting is "Taxman," which Harrison turns into an off-kilter boogaloo on the main theme, only to morph into a driving and expansive modal exercise for the solos. Harrison on Harrison is an inspired, engaging and superbly executed tribute to a true music original.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375714727
catalogNumber:
7147
Rank:
278334

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joel Harrison   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,national steel guitar
David Binney   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Uri Caine   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
David Liebman   Flute,Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Wood Flute
Stephan Crump   Bass
Rob Burger   Hammond Organ
Gary Versace   Piano
Jen Chapin   Vocals
Dan Weiss   Drums
Todd Isler   Percussion

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer,Author
David Liebman   Arranger
Joel Harrison   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Mike Marcano   Engineer
Jonathan Townes   Engineer
Greg Jalbert   Cover Art

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