Monday, March 23, 2009

Album of the Day

Harbor Lights, by Bruce Hornsby (1993): This album kicked of Bruce 2.0, if you will. He left The Range behind and started putting on record the more extended and instrumentally interesting pop/jazz/bluegrass hybrids that popped up during live shows. The basic trio of Bruce, John Molo (drums), and Jimmy Haslip (bass) is augmented by such high profile guests as Pat Metheny, Branford Maralis, Bonnie Raitt, and Jerry Garcia. It's a brilliant reinvention, one that served as a solid foundation for the next phase of his career.

1 comment:

Paul Higginbotham said...

Good call. "What a Night" has some of the most amazing piano riffs I've ever heard. I still can't comprehend how that riff is done with only two hands.