Monday, March 26, 2012

CD Review: Don Harvey Stretches His Sound On "Light Shines Through"

From Austin, TX comes drummer/composer Don Harvey with his sophomore album “Light Shines Through.” The album will be released on April 10 through Freedom Records. The sound on this latest release ranges from free-form jazz to ambiotic rock. It carries a very atmospheric sound.

The album begins with “Allen’s Studio,” which sounds like a band warming up before they venture into a quiet, jazzy piano ballad. Harvey gets to show off his drumming talents on the Moroccan, progressive rock sounding “Yasmin.” He then goes full-tilt rock ‘n’ roll on “Whirl” as the trumpet fills-in for the lack of vocals. Don Harvey slows down the pace for the gospel piano ballad “Light Shines Through.” The album closes with the seven-and-a-half minute experimental piece, “Between Lightning,” which keeps your attention until the very end as Harvey brings in everything from a Hammond B3 organ to a bowed vibraphone.

Don Harvey has performed with Charlie Sexton, Ronnie Lane, Fairport Convention and more. To find our more about Don Harvey and to hear samples of his new album, please visit

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