Jazz

Listen to samples of Andrew's Jazz

Arrangements For Big Band

Speak No Evil - Shorter, arr Harrison
Self Portrair in Three Colours - Mingus, arr Harrison

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

The Andrew Harrison Sextet
Andrew Piper: trumpet
Dirk Zeylmans: tenor sax
Timothy Long: trombone
Andrew Harrison: piano
Scott Dodd: bass
Phil Collings: drums

This popular song from the First World War era was one of my grandfather's favourite songs, and one that he used to sing often. He died at the end of 1994, six months short of his 100th birthday. I arranged the tune in memory of him.

Linda’s Lullaby

The Andrew Harrison Trio:
Andrew Harrison: piano
Paul Binns: double bass
Chris Lewis: drums

This tune is dedicated to my partner Linda, and written about one of her favourite pastimes - sleeping!

Download the chart of Linda's Lullaby here.

Mello Jello

The Andrew Harrison Sextet
Stephen Hall: trumpet
Murray Jamieson: tenor sax
Adrian Sherriff: bass trombone
Andrew Harrison: piano
Ben Harmsen: bass
Roby Corelli: drums

Mello Jello was inspired by the frenetic energy of American punk band The Dead Kennedys, as well as the national dance of Argentina, the tango. The tune rocks and rumbles along, careering like a drunk sailor between these two seemingly disparate worlds.

Download an excerpt from the chart of Mello Jello here

Slow Dance For Mum

The Andrew Harrison Sextet
Stephen Hall: trumpet
Murray Jamieson: tenor sax
Adrian Sherriff: bass trombone
Andrew Harrison: piano
Ben Harmsen: bass
Roby Corelli: drums

Reflecting on the easy African grooves of Dollar Brand, Slow Dance was written for my mother and her wonderful ways.

Download an excerpt from the chart of Slow Dance For Mum here

Works For Quintet

I Should Have Gone Yesterday

Works For Sextet

Ache
Slow Dance for Mum
A Little Chunky
Mello Jello
Dance of the Booga Bum Hairy
Recoil
That's Not Wot I Meant
Tune Up - Davis, arr. Harrison
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - Kellette/Kenbrovin arr. Harrison

Works For Trio

Don't Nudge Me Over A. Hill
Cut and Run
Blues For Skep
Trepidations (On Hearing Good News)
Binnsy Was A Busy Boy
Misunderstood Man
Linda's Lullaby
Danny Boy - trad., arr. Harrison