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“A rising star on the Toronto scene, Pianist Harrison is joined by deans of the Canadian jazz scene, bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Terry Clarke. While this recording focuses mainly on classics this is no generic trio record. It is rather a direct and thoughtful celebration of the piano trio tradition.”

– Hobart Taylor – KUCI, UC Irvine, USA

“On his debut release as a leader, Stu Harrison has tackled perhaps the biggest challenge for a jazz pianist: a set of time-honoured standards performed in the classic trio format. Harrison, accompanied by veterans Neil Swainson on bass and Terry Clarke on drums, brings a well-rooted sensibility to the album’s ten tracks. His deep affinity for the tradition is evident throughout the album and he manages to bring a fresh voice to familiar material.”…read more at

“The quality of this playing on Volume 1 is altogether exceptional… In sheer colour and variety, in the depth of its characterization and the exceptional range and refinement of its pianism, Stu Harrison here imparts a tensile beauty to the piece that few pianists have achieved… All in all, Stu Harrison executes his debut with extraordinary perceptiveness, maturity and genius.” …read more at