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A Cloud of Red Dust
Stefon Harris
A Cloud of Red Dust
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
It's been a long time since a vibraphonist made anything like a splash in jazz. But Stefon Harris is going to change all that. He initially drew acclaim as a member of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's touring unit, and th...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Stefon Harris
Title: A Cloud of Red Dust
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 8/25/1998
Release Date: 8/25/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724382348726, 0724382348757, 724382348757, 724382348726

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It's been a long time since a vibraphonist made anything like a splash in jazz. But Stefon Harris is going to change all that. He initially drew acclaim as a member of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's touring unit, and then provided unexpected depth to Charlie Hunter's group, Pound for Pound. Harris's own debut is marked by slack time signatures that thinly veil Cuban rhythmic underpinnings, clearing lots of space for his own warm solos. Harris likes to emphasize particular ranges on the vibes, hanging in the low end for a rolling few bars before taking off with his mallets, moving them fast enough to create a bumpy blur. Pianist Mulgrew Miller makes a fine showing with Harris's tunes, often staking out a more harmonically exploratory realm. Harris digs subtlety as well, reaching back to Milt Jackson's bag for some of his shadings and nuances. This is a promising, strong session. --Andrew Bartlett

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Lots of potential
03/25/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I saw Stefon Harris play at the Village Vanguard with Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson. I will never forget that night as I love listening to Warmdaddy swing -- but Stefon swung like no other that night -- he really blew me away...I was shocked at the guys technical brillance combined with his ability to musically convey the essence of his thoughts and emotion. His perfomance was both raw and refined. When I heard this album, I must say I was a bit dissapointed, but it does display his abundant and diverse talents."