Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Author Brian Wallace (Mind Transmis | Texas | 10/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dallas is a city that is largely criticized for its supposed lack of artistic appreciation and accomplishment. Considered by many to be more a sports town than anything else, isn't it surprising and wonderful to have an artist such as Earl Harvin in its midst.Whether it's recording albums or touring with bands such as The Psychedelic Furs and The The, or changing the very face of jazz with his own trio, Earl Harvin is a remarkable shining light in the music world.This work is more traditional than his latest work, integrating the at times elegant and soft and at others upbeat and bubbly sounds to be appreciated at many different levels and equally various settings.Once again Mr. Harvin proves that often "less is more," gently concealing his formidable (if not unparalleled) percussive talents to allow the other instruments to have their say. Then he comes in to rocket your mind at all the right times.With truly great quality jazz - which is so rare these days - your eardrums should be tantalized, invigorated and soothed by a carefully constructed but whimsical coalescence of all instruments.When I listen to his work, yes, I am longing for those unbelievable drum solos; but at other times I want the keys or the bass to take over. Herein lies the beauty of Earl Harvin. You are provided a vortex, or platform, upon which the music itself dictates where it shall go. The musicians become instruments themselves, tools or vehicles through which magical sounds emerge and take you into undiscovered realms both pleasurable and lasting.This is pleasing, enriching music to be treasured.Highly recommended."