This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.
Wikipedia : This day (June 23, 1960), in New Orleans, Louisiana, is born Donald Harrison, an American jazz saxophonist.
Donald Harrison : In the classic jazz genre, he is the originator of the Nouveau Swing style which merges acoustic swing with modern R&B, second-line, hip-hop, (New Orleans African American roots culture), and reggae rhythms.
@allmusic : Also known as Big Chief Donald of Congo Nation, he is a celebrated jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator who resides both in New Orleans and New York City.
@last.fm : Harrison played with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the 1980s, and co-led a group with fellow New Orleanian Terence Blanchard for many years. He also played with the re-formed Headhunters band in the 1990s.
Video : w/ Christian Scott – Live In New York (2012) . w/Congo Nation Salon (2011) . Documentary (2011) . w/ Glen David Andrews – When The Saints Go Marching In (2011) . w/ Ali Jackson Quartet – Live In New York . w/ Larry Coryell – Funky Waltz . w/ Terrence Blanchard – Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (1988) .