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Lafayette Harris Jr.: In the Middle of the Night

Lafayette Harris Jr.

There’s a lot to like on Lafayette Harris Jr.’s svelte new CD: contemporary jazz music in the truest sense. Jazz is the overwhelming theme, but the delivery is sophisticated and catchy, with pop and R&B sensibilities. Harris, a native of Baltimore who now lives and performs regularly in New York City, packs more punch on his 11 songs that you might find on a smoother effort while at the same time wrapping it all up in accessible melodies and rhythms.

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