With saxophonist/ singer Stan Strickland
Thurs., July 28: Featherstone Center For the Arts, Oak Bluffs MA, 6:30 pm
Fri., July 29: Port Hunter, Edgartown, MA, 10 pm
Sat., July 30: The Ritz, Oak Bluffs, MA, 9:30 pm
Featuring: Joel Harrison (guitar/compositions/arrangements), Cuong Vu (trumpet), Paul Hanson (electric and acoustic bassoon), Kermit Driscoll (upright and electric bass), and Brian Blade (drums), this unique ensemble recorded as the culmination of a west coast tour. The name "Spirit House" comes from miniature structures used in East Asian societies as a shelter for the deities, a home of sorts for those invisible forces that guide the visible world. That idea seemed the very definition of an empathetic music ensemble.