HAROLD LITTLEMusical greats are those who can make their art enter the souls of those who hear it. Even if that artist only gives a LITTLE portion of their music, during a LITTLE time, a LITTLE can go a long way.
Trumpeter, songwriter and producer Harold Little is one of those musical greats who considers his instrument to be a part of who he is, an extension of his personality. A Washington, DC musician who has played with legends like Chuck Brown, Butch Warren, Buck Hill, Eddie Gladden and Calvin Jones, Harold Little has the fingertip feel for embouchure and valves. A graduate of the famed Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the Jazz Studies program at the University of District of Columbia, Harold Little grew up around music where many members of his family were in and around the music industry. Harold has been cultivating and performing for nearly 4 decades, in tune with the wisdom of music built on the standards of R&B, Jazz, Funk with a hint of Go-Go Swing.
From his 2009 debut EP titled Daddy’s Groove to his current effort, AKOBEN, all one needs to do is hear just a LITTLE of these unique artistic masterpieces to know Harold Little has the skills of a trumpeter whose grooves will make you bob your head and pat your feet. The Vinyl Anachronism says Akoben is a funky blast of 80s fun that rises above the genre through his superb horn work. Contemporary Fusion editor says Akoben is the all the way from git-down funk to the hippest of the hip and even a brief foray into churchlike gospel, he reaches out to your ears and energizes them with his totally unique trumpet and flugelhorn. A 5 star review from Amazon, Harold Little’s latest Akoben is jam packed with continuity and strong song ideas, and each tune connects well to the next, making the album experience a gratifying listen.
If Harold has proven anything over his 30 plus year career is, when people hear his music they will remember when, where, and what they were doing, when they heard it. A LITTLE does truly go a long way.
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