Urbanus: “The Coolest Stevie Wonder Album Never Made”

“Their eagerness to stock the toolkit with the language of modern R&B, funk, marching band, gospel, etc. — whether a clipped-snare break-beat, a melody processed through voice manipulation, or a greasy synth pad — meshes naturally with their abilities to arrange and improvise in the jazz idiom.”
–Patrick Jarenwattananon, NPR Blog Supreme

“Vibraphonist Stefon Harris’ new CD is just the coolest Stevie Wonder album never made. It projects a sly old-style funk and a gentle tunefulness that inter-mixes electronic instruments with subtlety, as if Harris were cooking with just the right amount of herbs.”
–Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer

“On the brilliant Urbanus, Mr. Harris and Blackout interpret the Gershwins (via Miles Davis), Buster Williams and Jackie McLean.”
–Jim Fusilli, The Wall Street Journal

OCTOBER 30 Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
NOVEMBER 5-8 Chicago Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL
NOVEMBER 14 KC Club, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
NOVEMBER 22 Leighton Concert Hall, Notre Dame, IN
DEC 2-6, Concert/Live TV Taping WRGB-TV, Albany, NY
JANUARY 30 University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
JANUARY 31 Murry’s, Columbia, MO
FEBRUARY 1 Solo Clinic-University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

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