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THE LATEST

Information about upcoming performances, recent recordings, and general goings-on. For details on each item, click on its title...

As part of the "Guitar Planet" video series, Jerome Harris was interviewed by master guitarbuilder Tom Ribbecke about the gorgeous acoustic bass guitar Tom built for him--click here to watch it.

Klezmer/funk/hiphop juggernaut Abraham Inc. was featured in a six-minute segment on National Public Radio's All Things Considered; click this link to check it out! The band's debut CD, Tweet Tweet, is available at http://abrahamincmusic.com/store/, or at iTunes.

Check out a feature article about Jerome's use of the acoustic bass guitar, in Bass Player magazine!


PERFORMANCES

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
8:00 PM JOEL HARRISON: ANGEL BAND
Category: Performances
Location: Baltimore MD
An die Musik LIVE!
409 North Charles Street, 2nd floor
Baltimore MD 21201
PHONE: (410) 385-2638
WEB: http://andiemusiklive.com/events/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018
8:00 PM JOEL HARRISON: ANGEL BAND
Category: Performances
Location: Washington DC
Rhizome DC
6950 Maple St NW (bet. Vine St. & Carroll St.)
Washington DC 20012
WEB: http://www.rhizomedc.org/new-events/2018/9/22/concert-joel-harrison-and-free-country

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
7:00 PM JOEL HARRISON: ANGEL BAND
Category: Performances
Location: Charlottesville VA
Brooks Hall, University of Virginia
1702 University Avenue
Charlottesville VA 22903
PHONE: (434) 996-7729
WEB: https://t.e2ma.net/webview/lsxyl/9d8f5c1f8888ad71cd39e3f9645fa26a

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
6:00 PM CLAIRE DALY QUINTET
Category: Performances
Location: Tarrytown NY
Jazz Forum
1 Dixon Lane
Tarrytown NY 10591
PHONE: (914) 631-1000
WEB: https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=F5342BC6-E406-3006-33B16B075315

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
7:30 PM FRANK CARLBERG LARGE ENSEMBLE
Category: Performances
Location: New York NY
Dizzy's Club, Jazz @ Lincoln Center
Corner of Broadway and West 60th Street
New York NY 10019
PHONE: (212) 721-6500
WEB: https://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events/8146/frank-carlberg-large-ensemble/

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
7:00 PM DAVID KRAKAUER ACOUSTIC KLEZMER QUARTET
Category: Performances
Location: Frutillar, Chile
Teatro del Lago Frutillar
Avenida Philippi 1000
Frutillar, Chile
PHONE: (56-65) 2422 900
WEB: http://www.teatrodellago.cl/ancestros/

RECORDINGS

    Brooklyn Primal presents Evidence
    Bill McHenry: tenor sax
    Nicole Kampgen: alto sax, vocals
    Jerome Harris: electric guitar
    Ed Schuller: double bass, vocals
    Pete Davenport: drums

    Bob Stewart: Connections--Mind the Gap
    Pioneering jazz tubist Bob Stewart interweaves his arrangements of compositions by peers and heroes with the movements of In Color, a chamber piece specially commissioned from composer Jessie Montgomery and performed by the string ensemble PUBLIQuartet.

    Yard Byard--The Jaki Byard Project's Debut Recording: Inch By Inch
    "Yard Byard is a cooperative ensemble wonderfully based on a quirky body of work which in their capable hands proves extremely viable, the compositions of the late master musician and teacher Jaki Byard. What an inspiration, why didn't someone think of this before? This has to go down as one of my favorite new band sightings of the year." -- Willard Jenkins, "Open Sky"

    David Krakauer's Ancestral Groove: Checkpoint
    Der Klarinettist David Krakauer ist Bewahrer und gleichzeitig Innovator jüdischer Klezmermusik. Ob mit den Klezmatics, Fred Wesley, Iva Bittova, dem Kronos Quartet oder DJ Socalled, immer liegt dem New Yorker die Verbindung traditioneller Elemente der Klezmermusik mit avantgardistischen und zeitgenössischen Stilistiken am Herzen. So auch bei seinem neuesten Projekt, der Band Ancestral Groove, bestehend aus alten und ein paar neuen Weggefährten wie Bassist Jerome Harris, Drummer Michael Sarin, Gitarrist Marc Ribot und Organist John Medeski. Zusammen mit dieser kongenialen elektrischen Formation macht sich Krakauer an die Fortsetzung dessen, was er bereits mit seiner Band Klezmer Madness begann: aus dem Bewusstsein für Tradition eine neue spannende Musik zu gestalten. Hier verwirbelt er auf faszinierende Weise kulturelle osteuropäische Überlieferungen seiner Ahnen mit Jazz-Improvisation, Rock, Dance-Funk und urbaner DJ-Attitüde. So aufregend und Spaß machend kann ein Grenzübergang sein. -- Olaf Maikopf, Jazz Thing 103

    Roy Nathanson's Sotto Voce: Complicated Day
    Roy Nathanson: alto sax, voice
    Curtis Fowlkes: trombone, voice
    Sam Bardfeld: violin, voice, samples
    Jerome Harris: guitar, voice
    Tim Kiah: double bass, voice
    Napoleon Maddox: human beatbox, voice

    "In a world of useless shouting things, Roy Nathanson's Sotto Voce is sane, funny, beautiful and intimate." -- Elvis Costello

OTHER EVENTS

    Harris In Print--The African Diaspora: A Musical Perspective
    Harris's piece, "Jazz on the Global Stage," is a wide-ranging "insider's view" of the history, present state, and future implications of the spreading and flourishing of jazz in locales far from its African American birthplace.

    Award-winning jazz scholar Ingrid Monson writes that:
    "Harris provides the most comprehensive portrait currently available of jazz outside the United States."