You can follow Donald Harrison here.


This is the one hundred forty-eighth in a series of special Jazz on the Tube reviews of live stream performances.

Support live music – even when it’s streamed!

A major alto-saxophonist ever since joining Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the early 1980s, the New Orleans-born Donald Harrison worked with Jack McDuff and Roy Haynes prior to Blakey, and afterwards he co-led a quintet with trumpeter Terence Blanchard for several years.

Since that time, Harrison has most frequently been heard as a leader (heading around 20 albums so far) although he also worked with Eddie Palmieri and in all-star groups including most notably The Cookers.

On his LiveStream of July 7, 2020, Donald Harris plays over a prerecorded rhythm section, performing three pieces including a boppish blues reminiscent of Charlie Parker and “Watermelon Man,” displaying a beautiful tone, superior technique, and creative ideas while swinging throughout.

– Scott Yanow

Archived streams

July 07, 2020

August 27, 2020

June 26, 2020

May 23, 2020

When live, click to live-stream here

Click here for the Daily Calendar of Live-Streams

Click here for Complete Directory of Live-Streams

Back to the Live-Stream Home Page

Keyon Harrold
Bam Bam Rodriguez