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Donald Harrison - Ron Carter - Billy Cobham

On sale September 6

For their second Half Note issue, the power trio of Donald Harrison, Ron Carter, and Billy Cobham declare themselves spokesmen for a kind of exploratory improvisation and interplay known only to seasoned jazz professionals. Staunch individualists…

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Big Chief Donald Sr.

My father, Big Chief Donald always talked about how great jazz musicians were. He never put them down which made me understand to respect them. He would have never talked bad about Louis Armstrong and never would have let me…

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Composes piece for LPO

Donald Harrison wrote his first piece for the LPO before Katrina. Now Harrison is begining an orchestral piece written from the inside perspectives of being a Big Chief in the culture of New Orleans, playing with modern jazz greats, playing…

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Treme

Donald Harrison wears many hats on David Simon's new HBO series Treme. Harrison was contacted early on before production began and asked to be a consultant. He helped in developing characters based on his life in modern jazz music and…

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New Recording, "Quantum Leap," coming soon.

Donald Harrison's just finished recording, "Quantum Leap," his most innovative classic jazz recording to date. The CD features a revolutionary update of the swing beat in addition to new composition installments to his signature, "Nouveau Swing," style of jazz. If…

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Congo Square

"Congo Square" Jazz Saxophonist Donald Harrison is the Big Chief of The Congo Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural group which represents Congo Square in New Orleans culture. His father, Donald Harrison, Sr. was the Big Chief of four tribes and passed…

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My young daughter is a producer-singer.

My 17 year-old daughter produced and sang this song all by herself. I new she could write some great radio friendly tracks because she produces tracks for me. When I need today's sound she is first call. Check her out…

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I'm The Big Chief Congo Square

Harrison begins Classical piece that chronicles his personal journey as the Big Chief of The Congo Nation, Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group. He say's This piece will put into sound my feeling of learning from my father Big Chief Donald Harrison…