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November 2007

Kevin Harris
The Butterfly Chronicles
Kevin Harris

Boston-based pianist Kevin Harris possesses a spare style and a gentle touch. Backed by loose, playful drumming from Steve Langone and Kendall Eddy’s deliberate bass, Harris tiptoes and pirouettes across a relaxed set of ballads and lightly soulful grooves. His solo take on “Sweet Georgia Brown,” the only standard here, combines a blues feeling with some unusual harmonics, but otherwise things stay largely straight-ahead. The subtle Latin charm of “Magic Jar” and “Butterfly,” a homespun ballad, are highlights.

Originally published in November 2007
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