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Harvie S/Sheryl Bailey: Plucky Strum

Its fanciful title-guitarist Sheryl Bailey strums, bassist Harvie S plucks-may imply whimsy, but the melodic intricacy created by the duo on this all-originals outing (four by him, six by her) is some seriously heady stuff. Bailey and S never drop the ball-something ear-catching is always happening here, even during the quietest, most reflective moments. “Broken … Read More “Harvie S/Sheryl Bailey: Plucky Strum”

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Sheila Jordan/Harvie S: Yesterdays

For as long as she’s been singing, Sheila Jordan has had a predilection, rather unique among vocalists, for seeking out bass players as solo accompanists. Early on, when married to Charlie Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan, she’d often practice duets with bassist Peter Ind. And in a particularly famous instance, Charles Mingus once invited her onstage … Read More “Sheila Jordan/Harvie S: Yesterdays”

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