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Old Soul: David L. Harris Is Upholding The New Orleans Musical Continuum

“You’ll be able to tell that I’ve been influenced by the tradition,” promises trombonist David L. Harris, who is perhaps better known as a modern jazz artist.“I never intend to pick up my horn and not lay down some remnants of all of the great... READ MORE

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BOLD BRASS STATEMENTS

David L. Harris' childhood in the hard-scrabble Scotlandville neighborhood of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, allowed little time for music-making. The possibility that he would one day play trombone for a living was not even on his radar. READ MORE

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BLUES I FELT: DAVID L HARRIS

“A Pisces’ Dream,” the opening track of trombonist David L. Harris’ debut solo album, is a “Here I am” moment if there ever was one, a gesture of exhilarating presence and elevated spirits that announces the arrival of lively new trombone voice. It’s a standout track on an album rife with highlights, and its kinetic climax packs a visceral punch. Even within straightahead jazz, trombone-led albums are rare animals, and it’s refreshing to encounter... READ MORE

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Trombonist’s musical journey well worth going the distance

There is a twinkle in trombonist David L Harris’s eye as he introduces a song written by a friend of his who experienced great difficulty in being accepted by the world. Given the voyage of self-discovery and realization that Harris has taken the audience on... READ MORE

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