Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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I was there...
(4 out of 5 stars)
"when a star was born. Well, I don't know that for sure, because I don't think Loston Harris is a star, at least not yet. When I lived in Fairfax, VA, I used to go to the Market Street Bar & Grill in Reston when he played there, with no cover charge, back in 1997. I distinctly remember what I thought the first time I heard him. "What is this guy doing playing here? And why aren't they charging admission?" That's honestly what I thought. He was so good, that to see him playing in this intimate setting week after week for free was the best musical deal I'd ever seen.The CD is great. It gives you a taste of both his instrumental and vocal performance. The only thing I would have liked is for it to have some original material, either by him or someone else. The performances are why I love this CD.I fully expect to be watching TV some day, see him on some big national production, and say, "Hey, that's Loston Harris. I used to sit 10 or 20 feet away from him and watch him play for hours when nobody execpt northern Virginians knew who he was.""
I haven't stopped playing it!
Sarah Sharp | Elgin IL USA | 05/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first met Loston and crew over a year ago when they played in Grand Rapids. Unexpected twists and turns are what Loston's playing is all about. He is somehow able to arrange a trio to sound like a full orchestra. Lush arrangements... wonderful music. Even after a year, it's still ALWAYS in my CD player."
Loston seamlessly merges Straight ahead piano and vocals!
firstname.lastname@example.org John Slate | Tampa, FL, USA | 02/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes he plays AND sings! BUT, not allways at the same time. Most of these tracks are pure straight ahead jazz piano trio playing where Loston shows a real commitment to the art of the trio. His rendering of melodies is unique and refreshing, for example,"Moonlight in Vermont" sports an unusually extended A SECTION (the first part of the melody, usually 8 bars) with a very light and pleasant feel. Hearing Loston sing is a new experience! I get the impression that including several vocal cuts on this recording was not simply a comercial after thought. His singing is different from what we are used to hearing. He does not sound like he is trying to knock off any one from the past. It's very appealing. Over all this is one of the most fun recordings I have heard in a while."