Thanks to Stephen Holden at the New York Times, I learned today about Allan Harris, who is playing at the Metropolitan Room in New York. You can read Stephen Holden’s review here.
Mr. Harris, jazz vocalist and guitarist, with pianist Takana Miyamoto released Convergence in May 2012. In Convergence, Harris and Miyamoto present ten songs from the 1977 Tony Bennett – Bill Evans sessions. Convergence is most definitely not a cover of the session, but an interpretation that references the original beautifully. I can’t begin to express this better than Stephen Holden did in his review and do recommend his article. And, if you’re in New York and not busy this Friday night, you might want to head to the Metropolitan Room to hear Mr. Harris.
Here’s their recording of My Foolish Heart:
I’m quite taken with Allan Harris’ voice and look forward to listening to more of him.
I hope you enjoy the album as much as I do. While you’re waiting for your CD to arrive (or just waiting for the iTunes download to complete), take a look at Mr. Harris’ website at www.allanharris.com.