Re: [Harp-L] Re: Ker Ourio
- To: "Ben FELTEN [ML]" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Re: Ker Ourio
- From: "Chesper Nevins" <chespernevins@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 12:13:48 -0500
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I couldn't agree more about Ker Ourio's tone. I have his latest
album, which showcases this nicely. I really enjoy his melodicism,
modern coloristic harmonies and fresh rhythmic approach. Nice stuff.
I didn't know about him until a friend heard an interview on NPR, I
think it was.
On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Ben FELTEN [ML]
> You could do worse than check out Olivier Ker-Ourio.
> La Javanaise with Sylvain Luc is a good start:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3QdMNtEwH8 although it may not seem like
> it's displaying his jazz chops (though the tone is awesome...)
> Many more examples on his website: http://www.kerourio.com/
> I like Maret's playing especially his contribution to Charlie Hunter's Right
> Now Move, although I will say that that has just as much if not more to do
> with hunter himself and his writing. Where I find Maret a tad weak is on
> tone, which is somewhat bland to my ears.
>> I would also like to endorse Gregorie Maret. Not only is he playing with
>> some big jazz names, but he has the chops to match. The album I found that
>> showcases him best is:
>> Andy Milne & Grégoire Maret - Scenarios
>> Which is on itunes for a start.
>> There are a few harp players playing really well in traditional jazz
>> idioms up to bop, but I haven't heard anyone else who is so strong in
>> post-bop jazz, except maybe Chris Michalek on Monk Alters Chi. Anyone got
>> any other suggestions? Remember I am looking for top level post-bop jazz
>> with harmonica, NOT top level harmonica playing weakish jazz, or the players
>> of older styles - there there are Toots, Larry and many others.
>> Richard Hammersley
>> Grantshouse, Scottish Borders
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