Date: August 07, 2018 to August 07, 2018
Where: Yoshi's - Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, California, United States, 94607
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: N/A
mposer as a vocalist and his lyrics are moving, heartfelt and poetic. The album opener Mothers Love (Nobodys Gonna Love You) beginson a poignant, emotive and dramatic note before morphing into a vibrantly swinging excursion. Its bookend closer Secret Moments is a lovely, gentle and lushly evocative ballad, while Swing is a powerfully syncopated and punchy romp. Provocative, confrontational and rousing best describes Blue Was Angry (from the Cross That River song-cycle). Hard-edged, fiery and with a message of barely-controlled ferocity, it flies over a rip-roaring rhythm section and Harris raw electric guitar. It may be unexpected by Harris large fan base, but its deeply emotional and on point. Over the past 20 years, Harris has steadily developed his reputation as one of the finest vocalists of his era. Brooklyn-born and Harlem-based, he has forged his sterling credentials through his ten previous albums, covering a broad range of contexts, all netted together within the rich territory of the jazz tradition. In addition to his recordings, he has performed on a worldwide stage that has taken him to prestigious international festivals and halls in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as the 2012 Olympics in London. At home, he has toured nationally at festivals and top venues, including New Yorks Lincoln Center and D.C.s Kennedy Center. He has received numerous awards, including the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist (which he won three times), the Backstage Bistro Award for Ongoing Achievement in Jazz, the Harlem Speaks Jazz Museum of Harlem Award, and the DownBeat Critics Poll Award for Rising Star Vocalist. Nobodys Gonna Love You Better (Black Bar Jukebox Redux) will continue to build his legacy as another milestone in the extraordinary artistic aesthetic of Allan Harris.