Thursday, April 27, 2017

John Ferrara & Harvie S - Duo New York (2017)

John Ferrara is a pianist, composer, & arranger, who has performed with scores of jazz and non-jazz luminaries since becoming professional musician in 1963.These include Buddy Rich, Joe Williams, Nelson Riddle, Pacquito D'Rivera, Chico Hamilton, Philly Joe Jones, Major Holley, Al Grey, Doc Cheatham, Al Cohn, Hal Crook, George Mraz, Peter Donald, Glenna Gibson, Jack Wilkins, Clark Terry, Carmen Leggio, Charles McPherson, George Young, Lou Soloff, Joe Newman, Herb Pomeroy, and others. He has played shows with Suzanne Somers, Vaughn Monroe, Bob Crosby and many other notable performers. In addition to publishing two jazz piano books, he taught at several schools including the Berklee College of Music (1978-81). This is his second CD, the first one being “Intervals of Light”. John’s style reflects his affinity for Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Phineas Newborn, Hank Jones, Lennie Tristano, Bud Powell, and others. The tune selection includes two standards, “The Touch Of Your Lips”, and the Bill Evans masterpiece, “Turn Out the Stars”. The others are all originals written by Mr. Ferrara specifically for this recording date.

Harvie S is an award winning bassist, educator, composer, arranger, and producer. A legendary bassist, he has performed and recorded with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Tony Bennett, Ray Baretto, Michael Brecker, Jean Pierre Rampal, Paquito D’Rivera, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Mark Turner, Jim Hall, Stefon Harris, Billy Hart, Lee Konitz, Yusef Lateef, Dave Leibman, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Paul Motian, Chico O’Farrill, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider, Zoot Sims, Toots Thielemans, Ray Vega, James Williams, Phil Woods, Louie Bellson and countless others. He can be heard on twenty albums as a leader, fifteen as a co-leader, and over four hundred albums as a sideman. Harvie’s album with the legendary Sheila Jordan Harvie S duo is a magical live performance released on High Note Records in 2012 called “Yesterdays”. Jazz times included it in the best 100 recordings of 2012.

1. This One's for Charlie (feat. Harvie S) 3:57
2. The Touch of Your Lips (feat. Harvie S) 5:23
3. Turn out the Stars (feat. Harvie S) 5:44
4. New York Blues (feat. Harvie S) 4:05
5. Last Dance (feat. Harvie S) 4:09
6. I Remember Clare Fischer (feat. Harvie S) 4:39
7. Deep Ocean (feat. Harvie S) 5:50
8. When You Were Here (feat. Harvie S) 6:49
9. Uptown Swing (feat. Harvie S) 4:17

John Ferrara, piano
Harvie S, double bass