Donald Harrison

Critics' pick
Alto saxophonist Donald Harrison first made his mark in an edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers that also featured his New Orleans neighbor Terence Blanchard, after which the two fronted one of the best hardbop squads of the Young Lions era. Since then, Harrison's dug deep into his roots, incorporating second-line strut and Mardi Gras Indian spirit into a sound that's completely NOLA and all his own. Here, he's working with an all-star band featuring Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli, James Brown trombonist Fred Wesley and rising trumpet phenom Christian Scott.
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