Leave the Door Open  w/ Anupam Shobhakar (sarode) New music for guitar, sarode and hand percussion from a forthcoming cd: a true East/West collaboration involving Indian music, jazz, folk traditions. 

Joel Harrison (Guitars)

Anupam Shobhakar (Sarode)

Dan Weiss (Drums/Tabla)

Hans Galwasching (Bass)

Gary Versace (Keyboards)

 

BRIAN BLADE is one of the most acclaimed drummers of his generation. His bio includes luminaries such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, and Joni Mitchell. 

 Spirit House featuring Joel Harrison and Brian Blade

PAUL HANSON is considered the greatest improviser on the electric bassoon in the world, combining passionate melody, astounding technique, and electronics into a uniquely powerful package.

Trumpeter CUONG VU has much experience with guitarists, having been a member of Pat Metheny's band, and a collaborator with Bill Frisell. He recently recorded with Harrison on the cd Holy Abyss (Cuneiform), and critics noted how well his sound wrapped around Harrison's sinuous guitar lines. 

KERMIT DRISOLL, bassist in countless acclaimed bands, including Harrison's new 19 piece jazz orchestra recording, "gets directly to the essence of the music, no matter what the style or level of difficulty."

 

String Choir: Music of Paul Motian

String Choir includes string quartet and two guitars, featuring (string quartet) Christian Howes, Sam Bardfeld, Mat Maneri, Dana Leong, (guitars) Liberty Ellman and Joel Harrison.

String Choir is a unique ensemble simultaneously drawing on skills required of classical, jazz, and folk traditions.

 "... a tribute record to a jazz heavyweight, but it could also stand on its own on the classical rack. " Downbeat