Urban Myths CD




All original music summoning Harrison’s electric roots in the 1970’s.

A wildly diverse improviser/composer/arranger with a penchant for unorthodox instrumental combinations, guitarist Joel Harrison has sustained one of the most unpredictable discographies of the last decade with his chimerical mix of jazz, blues, chamber music, African and Indian folk music, Appalachian tunes and old school country songs. On URBAN MYTHS, Joel puts his focus on the electric jazz that influenced him growing up in the 1970’s. By virtue of Harrison’s singular writing and a phenomenal performance by seasoned veterans, URBAN MYTHS is a major achievement and one of the most interesting records of the year, regardless of genre.

Joel Harrison: guitar
David Binney: alto saxophone
Christian Howes: violin
Daniel Kelly: keyboards
Stephan Crump: acoustic bass
Jordan Perlson: drums

Guest Musicians
Fima Ephron: electric bass
Ambrose Akinmuire: trumpet
Corey King: trombone
Jerome Sabbag: tenor saxophone


You Must Go Through a Winter

Variations on Straight No Chaser

Last Waltz for Queva

Mood Rodeo