Disk of 2023 > Jazz
Rod Harris, Jr. – “RHJ Plays For Wayne” album – Jazzy hour, November 14th 2023
Guitarist Rod Harris Jr. has already entered the category of exceptional instrumentalists with some spectacular appearances, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Wherever he appears, he is remarkable; his impact on the jazz community is obvious. Whether in the studio, in concerts, or in the cast of movies such as "Cadillac Records", "Bessie", or "The Color Purple Musical Film". In the summer of 2023, he launched an amazing collection of songs dedicated to the great Wayne Shorter, an influential saxophonist and brilliant composer. The tribute exposes familiar themes, imbued in the guitarist's the personal style. It's a production that can equally represent this exceptional musician to a new public, and to confirm his evolution as a visionary artist. There are eight timeless songs that are given new elements, and a new perspective which connects generations of music lovers. It is a rich tapestry describing the continuity of the jazz language, one that we can easily distinguish.
Translated by Georgiana Morozii,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu