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Harvie S and Eye Contact: New Beginning

“New Beginning” is the title tune off the latest release by acoustic bassist Harvie Swartz, but it could also apply to his new identity, Harvie S. This self-released disc is the second by his jazz/Afro-Cuban/fusion band, Eye Contact. It also contains some funky elements, occasional electronic effects, even world music, but the predominant sound is Latin. It’s a far cry from his hard-swinging days with Getz and Zoot-or his 14-year stint with singer Sheila Jordan.

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