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Loston Harris On Piano Jazz

Loston Harris.
Courtesy of the artist
Loston Harris.

For more than a decade, Loston Harris has headlined at Bemelmans Bar in Manhattan, delighting audiences with his smooth, soulful voice and piano style. Harris began his jazz career as a drummer, but was encouraged by mentor Ellis Marsalis to switch to the piano. There, he discovered a new instrument and a new musical world.

In this 1999 episode of Piano Jazz, Harris performs "I Just Can't See For Looking." Marian McPartland also joins him for a rousing duet of Ellington's "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1999.

Set List

  • "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You" (Razaf, Redman)
  • "I Just Can't See For Looking" (Robinson, Stanford)
  • "Tea For Two" (Youmans, Caesar)
  • "Absolutely No One But You" (Harris, Greenberg)
  • "In The Days Of Our Love" (McPartland)
  • "This Time The Dream's On Me" (Arlen, Mercer)
  • "Nancy (With The Laughing Face)" (Van Heusen, Silvers)
  • "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" (Ellington, Russell)
  • "Come Dance With Me" (Cahn, Van Heusen)
  • "Bluesology" (Jackson)
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