The stunningly fresh debut album by the innovative British jazz collective the Harry Waters Band, finally hits the US in January 2009. Pianist Harry Waters (son of legendary Pink Floyd bassist and lyricist Roger Waters) embarks on a journey through jazz
inspired by greats like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Having toured with his father since 2002, Harry has also toured with the likes of Marianne Faithful and the psychedelic instrumental rock group, Ozric Tentacles. Though primarily influenced by bands like Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead and Phish (and also having played in several jam band cover bands)
Harry Waters decided to take a different musical path. Joined by band members Ian Ritchie on tenor sax (who is also Roger Waters touring saxophonist and producer of Roger s RADIO KAOS album), Yaron Stavi (of the Gilad Atzmon & The
Orient House Express) on double bass, drummer Seb Rochford (who also performed on the new David Byrne/Brian Eno album EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN TODAY) and guitarist Chester Kamen (who toured with Roger Waters as
well and has collaborated with artists like Brian Ferry, David Gilmour and Seal), the Harry Waters Band create pure, unadulterated jazz. This is not wild, improvisational modern jazz, but a tribute to the traditional jazz of yesteryear. Waters
composed all but one of the tracks on the album, exhibiting a jubilant yet stylishly deft touch on the piano that will leave listeners wanting more. Album highlights: Blues In G, Petersons Bounce and Jarretts Dream.