LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR

Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / RnB / Pop/Art Song/Folk • United States
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Jazz pianist, arranger, and composer Lafayette Harris, Jr. is among the most respected session and touring musicians on the scene. He possesses an extreme rhythmic vitality coupled with considerable harmonic depth. He doesn't often engage in delivering flashy lines or rapid-fire tempos, but he always displays fine -- even elegant -- phrasing, a passionate flair, and extensive knowledge of the jazz tradition, classic pop repertoire, and an intimate familiarity with soul and funk. These qualities have made him a go-to pianist for dozens of musicians ranging from Max Roach (with whom he worked as pianist and arranger for seven years) and Ernestine Anderson to Roswell Rudd and Houston Person. His debut album, Lafayette Is Here, appeared on Muse in 1995 to critical acclaim. In 1996, the pianist hit Broadway: He played for and conducted the award-winning hit Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk. Harris started his own Airmen read more...
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LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR Lafayette Is Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lafayette Is Here
Hard Bop 1993
LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio featuring Melba Moore ‎: Happy Together album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio featuring Melba Moore ‎: Happy Together
Soul Jazz 1996
LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR Christmastime Is Here album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Christmastime Is Here
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1997
LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR Lafayette Is Here...Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lafayette Is Here...Solo
Hard Bop 1998
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In the Middle of the Night
RnB 2006
LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR Lafayette Harris Jr., Dwayne Dolphin, Winard Harper : Trio Talk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lafayette Harris Jr., Dwayne Dolphin, Winard Harper : Trio Talk
Hard Bop 2008
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Bend To The Light
Hard Bop 2015
LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR You Can't Lose With The Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Can't Lose With The Blues
Soul Jazz 2019

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Hangin' With the Big Boys
Hard Bop 2016

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