|A Cloud of Red Dust|
|Studio album debutby|
|Genre|| Post-bop |
|Producer||Billy Banks, Stefon Harris|
|Stefon Harris chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
A Cloud of Red Dust is the debut album by jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris. It was recorded in 1997 and released by Blue Note Records.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".
Stefon DeLeon Harris is an American jazz vibraphonist.
Blue Note Records is an American jazz record label that is owned by Universal Music Group and operated with Decca Records. Established in 1939 by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis, it derives its name from the blue notes of jazz and the blues. Originally dedicated to recording traditional jazz and small group swing, from 1947 the label began to switch its attention to modern jazz. Although the original company did not record many of the pioneers of bebop, significant exceptions are Thelonious Monk, Fats Navarro and Bud Powell.
The album was recorded in October 1997.Most of the material was composed by Harris. For the album release, the tracks were connected with "short interludes to create an almost continuous suite".
A Cloud of Red Dust was released by Blue Note Records.The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented on Harris's "flowing lyricism, grafted onto a swinging shuffle beat, a combination of metres that is always threatening to fall apart but never quite does". The AllMusic reviewer concluded: "As a whole, A Cloud of Red Dust offers a fine baseline from which to track Stefon Harris' development as perhaps the next great vibraphone stylist."
The Penguin Guide to Jazz is a reference work containing an encyclopedic directory of jazz recordings on CD which are currently available in Europe or the United States. The first nine editions were compiled by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, two well known chroniclers of jazz resident in the United Kingdom.
AllMusic is an online music database. It catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musical artists and bands. It launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web.
|2.||"And This Too Shall Pass"|
|4.||"In the Garden of Thought"|
|8.||"A Cloud of Red Dust"|
|9.||"One String Blues"|
|11.||"For You Mom & Dad"|
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