Harold Mabern

Afro Blue

Harold Mabern

Talk: Afro Blue

Harold Mabern visited Google's New York office to discuss and perform songs from Afro Blue, his second release on Smoke Sessions Records. Afro Blue is a special recording featuring guest vocalists Gregory Porter, Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, and Alexis Cole. Hear Harold speak about his journey as a musician, his mentorship of Eric Alexander and Joe Farnsworth, and his work as an educator. Also hear from special guest Kurt Elling on his latest album Passion World, on Concord Records. Song list for the video performance: 1. The Chief 2. Bobby, Benny, Jymie, Lee, Bu 3. Afro Blue 4. You Needed Me 5. Portrait of Jennie 6. Billie's Bounce

Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern, Jr. is an American jazz pianist and composer, principally in the hard bop, post-bop and soul jazz fields. He is described in The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings as "one of the great post-bop pianists"