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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

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
6:00 PM INTIMATE SUNDAY EVENING JAZZ UPTOWN
Category: Performances
Location: New York NY
Barawine Harlem
200 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.), at W. 120th St.
New York NY 10027
PHONE: (646) 756-4154
WEB: http://barawine.com/

TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
7:00 PM TUESDAY NIGHT JAZZ DUO IN HARLEM
Category: Performances
Location: New York NY
Barawine Harlem
200 Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.), at W. 120th St.
New York NY 10027
PHONE: (646) 756-4154
WEB: http://barawine.com/

RECORDINGS

    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

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