David Simon and Eric Overmyer’s acclaimed HBO series Treme (pronounced Tre-may) isn’t about the New Orleans music scene per se. But as a gritty, affectionate, and ground level post-Katrina character study centered on the Crescent City neighborhood that gives the show its name, infectious New Orleans grooves tie the drama together and shine a welcome national spotlight on a place where music is inextricably woven into the fabric of every day life. Mardi Gras Indian chief and alto saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. was a consultant for the show, helping to develop two characters based on his life in modern jazz music and New Orleans culture.
Harrison is one of the few musicians who can play it all – from traditional New Orleans music, to swing, bop, post-bop, modern, smooth, avant-garde, and beyond. Yet Harrison has developed his own personal style that traverses and synthesizes all these mediums with great success. Through talent and perseverance, Harrison has developed into one of the most significant artists to emerge in the last twenty years! With A Night in Treme, the Donald Harrison Quintet pays homage to both the music of the HBO show and the sounds of the Treme neighborhood itself.
style: straight-ahead / New Orleans jazz
Donald Harrison, Jr. – alto saxophone
Shea Pierre- piano
Max Moran – bass
Joe Dyson – drums
Detroit Brooks – guitar