• Return Of The Jazz Harp

    June 17, 2016

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    Brandee Younger and Edmar Castañeda. (Image Credit: Courtesy of the artists)

    The harp may be one of the most ancient musical instruments, but it isn't particularly prominent in jazz. Despite the mid-century emergence of innovators Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, the harp has remained on the fringe. But two contemporary performers are changing that: Brandee Younger, who explores the textual modes defined by Ashby and Coltrane, and Edmar Castañeda, a Colombian-born folkloric virtuoso.

    Jazz Night In America splits the hour with two concerts from Jazz at Lincoln Center, featuring Younger and Castañeda, respectively.

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