The outstanding and internationally renowned vocalist, guitarist and composer Allan Harris sums up his personal perspective on music in clear and straightforward terms. There is nothing that I have found that defines and gives credence to my place in this wild and mysterious universe than this thing called music. Harris exemplifies that statement perfectly with his stunning new album Nobody's Gonna Love You Better (Black Bar Jukebox Redux), his eleventh album following on the heels of his highly acclaimed 2015 release Black Bar Jukebox.
For this, Harris takes an even more eclectic approach, drawing upon the wide range of music that he heard growing up in Brooklyn, and feasting on the expansive palette of the Harlem cultural landscape. My new album captures some of the varied sounds and feelings that have shaped my growth as an artist. I had not one style to heavily rely upon when putting these tunes together, but only my young memories of music, people and events.
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Mr. Harris... a supremely relaxed and tasteful crooner in the Nat King Cole
tradition. —The New York Times
Harris is a velvet-voiced jazz singer, with a savvy manner and music in his veins.
(Press materials tell us that no less than
Louis Armstrong babysat him when Harris was a child.) —variety.com
One of the best male jazz vocalists of his genre. — Ben Ratliff
Wow! What an incredible CD this is. If you are unfamiliar with Allan Harris as I was,
get a hold of this CD and introduce
yourself to a wonderful jazz singer and a jewel of an album. — Edward Blanco
“A protean talent…” –The New York Times