1st 2008
The Jazz Session #40: Joel Harrison

Posted under Guitarists & Podcast

Jason Crane interviews composer and guitarist Joel Harrison. With The Wheel (innova, 2008), Harrison straddles the line between written and improvised music, composing for an ensemble made up of a string quartet and jazz quintet. The results are surprising and powerful. The majority of the album is composed of the five-movement suite “The Wheel,” and the record ends with the moving tribute, “In Memoriam: Dana Brayton.”

CONTEST: Listen to the show to hear how you can win a copy of the The Wheel!

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  1. The Rythmic Pitch: The Wheel - Joel Harrison « A Hand in the Act of Writing on 29 Oct 2008 at 12:26 am #

    […] By August of this year, there had been 3 performances of this piece live; however, he lamented that there were no more than 20 attending the shows.  Despite the very positive response of those attending, Harrison fears for the future of the piece.  Hopefully, more people will respond well to The Wheel and he’ll find more places to book concerts, because this music is worthy of an audience.  It’s engaging.  You can hear more about Harrison and The Wheel here at the Jazz Session. […]

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