Jim Olsen & John Harmon | The Great Plains

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The Great Plains

by Jim Olsen & John Harmon

Improvised duets for flute and piano, ranging from a lyrical evocation of the prairie to swinging jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Concrete
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
3:31 $0.99
2. The New York Review of Bird
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
3:55 $0.99
3. The Great Plains
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
5:14 $0.99
4. Footsteps
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
3:08 $0.99
5. Tango para Fe
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
6:56 $0.99
6. Pas de deux
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
4:28 $0.99
7. 9/15/45
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
6:23 $0.99
8. Sleazy
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
4:25 $0.99
9. Tombeau
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
8:49 $0.99
10. Three-Ish
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
5:54 $0.99
11. Up
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
4:39 $0.99
12. Absence
Jim Olsen & John Harmon
2:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
There really wasn’t any big, over-arching plan for this recording. The idea was to get together, start playing, and see what developed. I brought in a few pieces that I thought might work in a duo setting, but most of what you hear was completely improvised. One of us would come up with a title or mood, maybe suggest a tempo, and then we started playing. There’s a bit of studio legerdemain on a couple of the pieces, and Tom had to exorcise the thunderstorm that showed up during “9/15/45”, but in general, what you hear is what occurred in the moment.

Back in 19&*$, when I first asked John if I could study improvisation with him, I couldn't have imagined that it would be the beginning of a 40 year relationship. John has been a primary musical inspiration for most of my adult life, and I'm honored to count him as a friend and colleague. These dialogues finally gave me the chance to say "thank you" to someone who has made such a difference in my musical life.

We hope that you enjoy these musical conversations as much as we did. Thanks for listening!



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