Volume 1 is the swingin' debut album from Canadian pianist extraordinaire, Stu Harrison. Harrison is joined by Canadian jazz luminaries Neil Swainson (George Shearing, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, Roberta Gambarini) on bass and Terry Clarke (John Handy, Jim Hall, Oscar Peterson, Fifth Dimension) on drums. On this album Harrison presents ten classic jazz standards, presented with modern and exciting arrangements.
Sideman to many wonderful acts in jazz and pop around the GTA, Harrison finally steps into the spotlight with the release of his debut album as a leader.
An Ontario native, Harrison began studying piano at the age of 3, and quickly progressed through both the Suzuki and RCM curriculums to become a competitive classical player by 16. After winning top performance prizes at several major Ontario music festivals, Harrison began seriously exploring improvisation. Harrison attended the University of Toronto’s Jazz Performance program, graduating in 2003 with an Honors Degree. He has since been consistently involved as a performer and music director, largely within the Toronto Area, over the past 10 years. He has performed in nearly every major music club and performance venue in the city, with a variety of projects including musicals, revues, jazz performances, R&B / Pop performances, and more.
Album Track Listing:
1. On the Street Where You Live 4:57
2. Blame It On My Youth 5:57
3. Place St. Henri 3:08
4. Body and Soul 5:42
5. In Your Own Sweet Way 5:54
6. Cheek to Cheek 2:58
7. Nature Boy 7:06
8. Manteca 4:05
9. My Romance 4:46
10. Young & Foolish 6:21
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