The Other River is a collection of eleven original songs and lyrics. To jazz fans his eighteenth CD may seem a surprise. While still bearing some of Harrison’s trademark moves as a composer, the focus this time is on the lyrics. This music is unabashed Americana, stripped down songs that address the heart, dealing with mortality and loss, redemption and forgiveness, modeled on the work of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, and Robert Hunter. There’s soul, funk, heart, and intimate tales all over this collection.
Joel Harrison: electric/ acoustic guitar, voice, lap steel, National Steel, six-string banjo
Glenn Patscha: Piano, Hammond B-3, pump organ, synthesizers, voice
Byron Isaacs: electric/ acoustic bass
Jordan Perlson: drums, percussion
Plus special guests…
All My Beautiful Enemies
The Other River