Joel Harrison

Genres: Jazz
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Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage

Biography

27 July 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Playing guitar, Harrison studied composition at Bard College, continuing to work with esteemed tutors such as Ali Akbar Khan, William Mathieu and Henry Threadgill. Throughout his career, he has displayed an interest in many area of music, including those of India, the Far East and the Middle East. Not surprisingly, he has ventured into the worlds of jazz, blues, country, pop and classical music. Among Harrison’s eclectic projects has been the formation of a string choir comprising Christian Howes (violin), Sam Bardfeld (violin), Jeremy Kittel (viola), Choi Heun (cello), with which he has performed the music of drummer Paul Motian. He also headed a project that performed music by or associated with George Harrison, and which he recorded. Playing with Harrison in some of his groups have been saxophonists David Binney and David Liebman, pianists Uri Caine and Art Lande, organists Gary Versace and Rob Burger, guitarists...

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