In a Different Light Harvie Swartz has recorded a carefully crafted series of albums that allow players associated with jazz fusion to improvise with rare autonomy. The concept behind… In a Different Light Harvie Swartz has recorded a carefully crafted series of albums that allow players associated with jazz fusion to improvise with rare autonomy. The concept behind… Harvie Swartz Jazz
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In a Different Light (1990)

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Details Lead Performance: Harvie Swartz; Genre: Jazz

Harvie Swartz has recorded a carefully crafted series of albums that allow players associated with jazz fusion to improvise with rare autonomy. The concept behind the bassist's latest and best effort in In A Different Light is simple enough: duets and trios with five guitarists, supplemented by drums. Nearly half the album is given over to a knockout session by Swartz, drummer Winard Harper, and guitarist Mike Stern. Stern was slammed by critics (including me) for his heavy riff-laden blasting with Miles Davis' band in the '80s, but here he proves himself a provocative stylist with an irresistibly plush sound. A

Originally posted Dec 07, 1990 Published in issue #43 Dec 07, 1990 Order article reprints
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