Harvie S/WCS

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Publicity: JazzPodium Review, Jazzwise Magazine (UK), Jazziz, Improvijazzation Nation, VintageGuitarMagazineSomething Else!, Buffalo News, JazzTimes, Jersey Jazz

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Plucky Strum 2016 West Coast Tour Dates
Also announcing two shows in NYC:

Sunday December 27 & January 3
16 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013
Sunday February 21 4:30
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison Street
Berkley, CA 94704
www.cjc.edu for tickets
Wednesday February 24 Armando’s
with special guest: Akira Tana
7:30pm
707 Marina Vista
Martinez, CA 94553
www.armandosmartinez.comThursday February 25
Sheryl Bailey and Harvie S Quartet featuring Sherri Roberts
Cafe Pink House
7:30pm
14577 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
www.cafepinkhouse.comFriday February 26
Red Poppy ArtHouse
special guests: Sherri Roberts and Akira Tana
2968 Folsom Street
SFSaturday February 27 The Sequoia
455 Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
7:30pm
www.northcoastbrewing.com

Sunday February 28
California Jazz Conservatory
WORKSHOP: The Art of the Duo
11:30am
2087 Addison Street
Berkley, CA 94704
www.cjc.edu

Sunday February 29
Chez Hanny
4pm
1300 Silver Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134
www.chezhanny.com

SHERYL BAILEY GETS PLAYFUL AND  VIRTUOSIC AT THE BULLS HEAD

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Introducing Plucky Strum

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rfqix5HoVk

Sheryl Bailey – Saint Nick

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc-bpJLQpD0

 

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Although guitarist Sheryl Bailey and bassist Harvie S have been neighbors for years and have gigged together, recording a duo session together is an idea that didn’t materialize until Bailey acquired a new, custom-made acoustic guitar. An informal jam one day lit the spark, and the heartfelt, intimate and stylistically diverse Plucky Strum is the result.

The relaxed mood that permeates most of the tracks is particularly evident on Bailey’s “Broken Glass,” a ballad rhythmically tied to gently sashaying bossa pulses. The guitarist leads the way throughout, her lustrous chords and single-note soloing sketching the tune’s meditative theme while the bassist remains in a supporting role. On Harvie’s good-natured “Bluzin’ F,” he and Bailey partner on tight unison lines that lend the piece a sense of formal structure. Throughout the album, though, the duo mostly switch between lead and supporting roles while milking the blues dialect to full effect. Bailey’s folksy “Woods Talk” finds the guitarist at her most expressive, spinning off steely chords and blues-inflected solo lines while Harvie displays the full tonal range of his double-bass, from plucked staccato notes in the outer limits of his instrument’s upper register to the rich, resonant tones at the bottom end.

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Two tributes are album highlights. “To Bea,” written by Harvie to honor his late mother, is a vivacious, up-tempo bossa romp. “Charlie Haden,” another work by the bassist, is an homage to the late jazz legend that radiates a happy, upbeat spirit.
Regardless of their stylistic orientation, the 10 performances captured on Plucky Strum are uniformly warm-blooded, refreshingly spontaneous and occasionally truly virtuosic. —Mark Holston

– See more at: https://www.jazziz.com/harvie-s-sheryl-bailey/#sthash.JY0LTFA3.dpuf

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~A nice review written by editor, Dan Forte~

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WHALING CITY SOUND
“HARVIE S-SHERYL BAILEY/Plucky Strum:  The cover art could trick you into thinking this is a Grant Geissman set.  Fun thing is, the playing could as well.  With the guitarist and the bassist playing friendlier music that either of these chopmeisters is usually associated with, they might only be a duo with no augmentation, but they know how to raise a proper racket.  With killer technical skills between them, they actually sound like they are putting that aside to have a good time.  Never coming off like the master class it really is, this is just two cats working it off the clock that invite you to string along for a good time.”

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Announces April 7th release of

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Whaling City Sound is proud to announce the release for the debut acoustic project from bass virtuoso, Harvie S and “sizzling guitar goddess” Sheryl Bailey

CD Release Performances

Boston:

April 12 3-5 p

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April 14

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New York:

April 17, 6p

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April 23, 6:30p

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 Plucky Strum, featuring ten original tunes by Sheryl Bailey and Harvie S, is an extraordinary pairing that weaves together intimate musical story lines.
It is in a category ‘beyond’ Jazz, utilizing a myriad of musical styles.
Made up of Sheryl’s acoustic guitar and Harvie’s acoustic bass,
the two explore the joy of creative improvisation through lush harmonies, beautiful melodic lines, and captivating rhythms.

Pluck Strum #1 - Credit Nick CarterVisit Harvie S Client page

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