Cosmo, features the instrumental music of renowned songwriter Jesse Harris!
Best known for having been awarded the Grammy for 2003 Song of the Year (Don't Know Why - Norah Jones), Jesse is a music producer and recording artist in his own right, having released sixteen albums. Cosmo features his instrumental compositions with brass-forward arrangements and sports a stellar lineup of musicians.
Mike Böschen (trombone)
CJ Camerieri (trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn)
Jeremy Gustin (drums)
Will Graefe (guitar)
Jesse Harris (guitar)
Benjamin Lazar Davis (bass)
“Making an album of all instrumentals is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but I never felt I had the proper scenario to justify it, until this past Fall of ’09 when John Zorn coincidentally invited me to make an album for Tzadik. That gave me the push I needed.” Half of the album’s 12 tracks are new instrumental compositions and half are versions of previously recorded Harris songs. “I wanted the sound to be warm and mellow, with brass and organ, and of course I had to have Kenny Wollesen, my old friend, behind the drum kit and on vibes and marimba.” Other guests on Cosmo include Rob Burger, CJ Camerieri, Eivind Opsvik, Tony Scherr, and Doug Wieselman.
Blending folk, soul, Brazilian and rock music, Cosmo is instrumental pop in the classic tradition of Burt Bacharach… with Harris’ indelible stamp