Karla Harris Certain Elements

Cover Photo: Charlotte Watts Photography

Certain Elements

“Glows with wonderment … ” — Jazz Weekly
Jazz-Week charting (#44, Feb. 2019) collection of contemporary jazz featuring original songs written by vocalist Karla Harris plus beautifully curated cover tunes. The record marries acoustic and lush arrangements to create an aural quality all its own, with tracks landing in Latin, swing, blues and contemporary/smooth jazz styles. Featuring a roster of talented musicians from Portland, Seattle, Atlanta and Chicago. (gobykar Music, 2018)

Track Titles: Set Sophia Free, The Way He Makes Me Feel, Certain Elements, Folds, When Michael, Interlude, Do I Still Figure in Your Life, Give This All to Me, Cherish, Lean On Me, Flow, Certain Elements (ATL groove version).

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Produced by Trammell Starks and Karla Harris

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Cover Photo: Mike Moreland Photography

Karla Harris Sings the Dave & Iola Brubeck Songbook

“The Brubecks would have been pleased.” — Jazziz Magazine
The first-ever studio recording featuring vocal versions of the Brubeck songbook, exclusively! Eleven Dave Brubeck tunes with lyrics written by his wife of 70 years, Iola. Pays homage to the distinct musical expressions Brubeck was known for, with arrangements inspired by the sentiments in Iola’s wonderful lyrics. (Summit Records, 2014)

Track Titles: Take Five; The Duke; Easy As You Go; Far More Blue; In Your Own Sweet Way; There’ll Be No Tomorrow; My One Bad Habit; Summer Song; Strange Meadowlark; Weep No More; Trav’lin Blues

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Produced and arranged by Ted Howe. Karla Harris – vocals; Ted Howe – piano and keyboards; Tom Kennedy – acoustic and electric basses; Dave Weckl – drums; Bob Sheppard – alto saxophone

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Singer Karla Harris and bassist Tom Kennedy collaborate on this collection of songs paying tribute to the memorable melodies and lyrics of six favorite songwriters of the great jazz and pop standards (McHugh, Arlen, Mandel, Bacharach, Hart, Coleman),  and featuring two classic compositions from each.  (Bent Oak Records, 2007)
Track Titles: I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me; Lover Come Back to Me; You Are There; Wives and Lovers; The Look of Love; On the Sunny Side of the Street; I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life; Lover; Come Rain or Come Shine; I Wish I were in Love Again; Where Do You Start; Happy Talk; One for My Baby; The Best Is Yet to Come
Produced and arranged by Tom Kennedy. Karla Harris – vocals; Tom Kennedy – acoustic and electric basses, keyboard; Ray Kennedy – piano; Kara Baldus – piano; Miles Vandiver – drums and percussion; Gary Meek – tenor and soprano saxophone; Jason Swagler – alto saxophone

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Arts Across America Series, Livestream Concert with the Joe Alterman Trio

Karla Harris and the Joe Alterman Trio


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