Lafayette Harris Jr. - Swingin' Up In Harlem | RECORD STORE DAY
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DISC: 1

1. Swingin' Up in Harlem
2. Living for the City
3. Teach Me Tonight
4. The Nearness of You
5. Stardust
6. St. Thomas
7. Over the Rainbow
8. It's All in the Game
9. Solitude
10. Nat's Blues

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In the grand tradition of jazz piano trio records, Lafayette Harris returns to the Van Gelder studios for this release covering a wide spectrum of tunes by composers ranging from Hoagy Carmichael to Stevie Wonder. Harris' sympathies have always been all-inclusive, developed during his stints with Max Roach, Ernestine Anderson and others. His playing keeps one foot rooted in the rich history of jazz piano and the other is knee-deep in contemporary and modern jazz resulting in an album of memorable renditions with subtle colors and elegant nuances. You need a first-rate rhythm section for a trio recording and bassist Kenny Washington and drummer Lewis Nash bring the insight that only their decades of experience can give. The album also boasts the participation of saxophonist Houston Person, this time in the producer's chair. If tasteful, effortless piano playing is to your liking, then you will certainly find great pleasure in the joy, humor and exuberance of Lafayette Harris Jr.