||Daily Bread CD (2005) |
Harry Dennis music CDs This album is the fruit of singer/guitarist Corey Harris's extensive research into Malian desert blues. While such an undertaking may smack of academic exercise or musical tourism, listeners can rest assured that Harris takes the lilting heartbreak of the Malian influence and integrates it deftly into his own style, weaving it through down-home folk ("Daily Bread"), reggae ("Lamb's Bread," "Got to Be a Better Way"), and gutsy contemporary blues ("A Nickel and a Nail").
Recording information: Crystalphonic Recording Studio, Charlottesville, VA (08/2004-09/2004); Ultrasonic Recording Studio, New Orleans, LA (08/2004-09/2004).
Photographer: Aaron Hawkins.
Arranger: Corey Harris.
Personnel: Corey Harris (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, claves); Corey Harris; Harry Dennis Jr (bamboo flute, djembe, shaker, percussion); Harry Dennis (bamboo flute, djembe, shaker); Henry Butler (piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond b-3 organ); John Gros (Hammond b-3 organ); Houston Ross (bass instrument); Johnny Gilmore (drums); Darrell Rose, Darrell Rose (congas, percussion); Olu Dara (vocals, guitar, trumpet); Morwenna Lasko (violin).
Audio Mixer: Scott Billington.
||Greens from the Garden CD (1999) |
Harry Dennis CD discography All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
With Harris's third recording he leaves his traditional take on delta blues behind for good, embracing a wealth of styles, all with equal aplomb. Purists might balk at Harris's abandonment of the style into which he breathed so much new life, but GREENS FROM THE GARDEN makes it clear that Harris's vision is too grand to be contained by one admittedly limiting style. He incorporates a ...