Zacc Harris American Reverie:
Guitarist and composer Zacc Harris is best known for his work with Atlantis Quartet, winners of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and City Pages Best Jazz Artist of 2011. He has toured throughout the US and UK, and released or performed on more than two dozen records. With American Reverie, Harris sets out to explore songs that evoke the nostalgia of an America gone by, with modern jazz inflected interpretations of classic folk songs like Shenandoah and the Tennessee Waltz, along with music by Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, The Ronettes, Woody Guthrie and more. Joined by bassist Matt Peterson and drummer Lars-Erik Larson, Zacc Harris' American Reverie brings the past and present together. Harris was recently named City Pages Jazz Artist of the Year for 2017 and release 'American Reverie' on Shifting Paradigm Records last month to critical acclaim.
"It’s a collection of smart contemporary jazz interpretations of folk standards...Harris’ eloquent guitar work highlights pointed commentary with a deft array of melodic abstractions, tempo shifts and harmonic changes." - City Pages
"Quietly resonant" - Star Tribune
"While not explicitly political, it is meant as a commentary on America today, and it covers a swath of emotions: sadness, tenderness, grief, anger, an aching wistfulness, and a fierce determination." - MinnPost