With an ear toward the current generation and more recent developments, Harrison has crafted his own contemporary mélange, which he's termed "nouveau swing," taking grooves from funk, Jamaican dancehall, hip-hop, Caribbean soca, gospel, and a bevy of other genres. The fourth and most recent document of Harrison's vision is Real Life Stories (Nagel-Heyer), a broad, all-encompassing album. "You don't exclude, you include, because jazz wouldn't be here if people didn't include," Harrison explains. "The beauty of jazz is that you can find the things that are truly you, tell a story, and people can be touched by it."
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