Stefon Harris – January 27, 2020 – Schomburg Center
Harris is a holistic person, so why wouldn’t his instrument be the vibes, a term with meaning in multiple contexts! So the music was the attraction accounting for my attendance of this presentation, but it was always in the context of historical understanding and advocacy for African Americanism. Coming up, Harris served literally as apprentice to Bobby Hutcherson, hasn’t missed a trick, and is pretty much one of the go-to guys of his generation. His association with drummer Gully goes back many years; Marc Cary, pianist for this gig was at the far end of the stage and could not be seen for a sketch.