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A scorching and musically inclusive quartet led by bassist Harrison Bankhead (also on marimba and piano), with Mars Williams on sax, Ed Wilkerson on clarinets and didgeridoo, and Avreeayl Ra on drums and thumb piano.

Bankhead, Harrison Quartet
Velvet Blue

Bankhead, Harrison Quartet: Velvet Blue (Engine)
Label: Engine    
Released in: USA    

"Harrison Bankhead's time has come. The Advancement of Creative Music (AACM) is on a roll with the release of Velvet Blue. For decades, the bassist has been the bedrock upon which great Chicago jazz has been built."-Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

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Product Information:


Label: Engine
Catalog ID: e052
Squidco Product Code: 18256

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on March 29th, 2013 at Northfire Recording Studios, Amherst, MA by Steven Walcott.


Harrison Bankhead-bass

Mars Williams-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, kalimba

Ed Wilkerson-tenor saxophone, clarinet, alto clarinet

Avreeayl Ra-drums, thumb piano

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Track Listing:

1. Velvet Blue 15:15

2. After Hours 9:12

3. Right On It 6:41

4. Ancestors Of The Pharoahs Of Nabta Playa 9:10

5. Take It To The Bridge, Ya'll 4:59

6. Rhythm Of The Earth 13:55

7. A Sketch Of Stravinsky 13:55