Nate Harasim is a young
musician full of hope and we place our hope in him. What is the reason
for this hope? Still in high school he was already asked as a sideman
by Norman Brown, Pamela Williams and Tom Braxton. And you should also
be aware that Nate was signed as a Yamaha
recording and touring artist.
If words cannot convince, there is a
simple way to be persuaded: Listen to his debut album Next In Line
(2007). It's one thing to master an instrument. But Nate is not
only a huge talent like Brian Culbertson (or should I say Bob James),
he has that something what music turns into gold. His distinctive
feeling for groove and melody mirrors in every track.
It's incredible how easy and
elegantly Nate touches the piano keys on Next In Line increasing
the tempo to a furious finale. On Holloway Cruise he shows
profound sensitivity and sentiment. The tune features
Mitch Manker on trumpet who is perfectly set in scene by Nate's
arrangement. Mitch earned merits with Fattburger, Robben Ford, 3rd
Force and more.
There are several Somersets
worldwide, but to understand Nate's imagination of Somerset one
has just to relax and sit back listening the tune. Behind the
cryptic number 92101 stands another catchy melody. If you like Rick
Kelly's Soul Ballet you will love Nate Harasim's music, a
Sweet Dreams is not a cover
of the old song of the group Eurythmics. By the way Nate has written
all tracks of the album. There is no cover on this album. His melodies
are hooking but volatile like a cloud of perfume.
When the sun goes down at Mount
Soledad in San Diego there is a melancholic mood. Soledad Sunset
encompasses this feeling in an awesome contemplative
interpretation. Especial Mitch Manker on muted trumpet is a master of
The atmosphere in South California
is influenced by Latin music. Tropical Mist is a product of
this local situation. Nate creates the drum rhythm in an intelligent
way and his piano play has that typical Latin flavor.
Some tunes like Breathe are
on the borderline between New Age and Smooth Jazz. Nate has a
undoubtedly an affinity to mellow melodies and tones. In contrast one
finds the up-tempo Driven with a propelling rhythm and Ethan
Flore on guitar.
Views of ocean,sand and whitewater
give the feeling of being on the ocean. This is Coronado Shores
in San Diego. A beautiful place deserves a catchy melody. Look 'n'
Back is the final track with Nate's ethereal music.
Nathan Harasim wrote this album
reflecting all the places he has been and lived. Next In Line
is for all music lovers with a romantic vein. Nate's album is the
translation of Milton's poetry into music. An inclination of reverie
- Nate Harasim - Website
- Buy the album at
- Title: Next In Line
Artist: Nate Harasim
Genre: Smooth Jazz
01 Next In Line [3:09]
02 Holloway Cruise [3:18]
03 Somerset [3:09]
04 92101 [3:23]
05 Sweet Dreams [3:47]
06 Soledad Sunset [3:51]
07 Tropical Mist [3:09]
08 Breathe [3:11]
09 Driven [3:54]
10 Coronado Shores [3:57]
11 Look 'n' Back [3:56]