New Release From Resonance Records! Harris Simon – The Mastery of Passion Featuring Michael Brecker, Claudio Roditi and Joe Farrell Rare Recordings from 1979-1980

The Mastery  of Passion

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“I remember being very impressed with this CD when it was first released, partly because Mike was quite happy with his playing on it, (for once!).
Everyone else involved is at the top of their game too”
– Randy Brecker
As a 21-year-old wunderkind, pianist-composer-arranger Harris Simon went into the studio in March of 1978 to record his first recording under his own name. Produced by George Klabin and Jeff Kaufman, New York Connection featured an all-star cast including tenor sax titan Michael Brecker, Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, saxophonist-flutist Joe Farrell, Uruguyan keyboardist Hugo Fattoruso, bassist Mike Richmond, guitarist Bill Washer and Brazilian drummer Portinho. Two years later, Simon returned to the studio with essentially the same heavyweight crew to record Swish. Both quintessential late ’70s offerings, now available for the first time in three decades on the Resonance Records compilation The Mastery of Passion, represent a moment in time when jazz was crossing over to a wider audience. Read more…

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