gh jazz vids

here are just a handful. If you want to see more, visit the Harlem Speakeasy Youtube channel here

with larry ham and bill moring - larry plays about the most perfect first chorus I've ever heard. and leaves nice big holes in which to answer. bill has such a big fat beat! whatever instrumentation or groove is being used, the true essence of jazz is a conversation, not a gymnastic monologue.

again with larry and bill. just a short clip with a one chorus solo. after all these years I'm still trying to play in the snappy fashion of the great 50's drummers - Philly Joe Jones, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Jimmy Cobb, et al.

this is a little sloppy in places, but it feels great, and the singer brent carter is ridiculously great, not to mention paul livant, my favorite guitar player. shuffles are no joke.

Graham Hawthorne 2012