Dave Harrington has released a surprise new album, Tura Lura, with a new outfit, Harrington, Gustin & Zahn. The album sees the experimental musician teamed up with drummer Jeremy Gustin (The Ah, Star Rover) and bassist Spencer Zahn (Brazos).
Over the years, Harrington has made a name for himself with several experimental jazz projects, beginning with Darkside in the early 2010s and recently the Dave Harrington Group. Jam fans may also recognize him from his collaborations with Joe Russo celebrating the Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales album Hooteroll? in 2017.
The three musicians originally crossed paths while playing in the experimental ensembles Exo-Tech as well as Harrington’s Merry Pranksters. The album itself was created “in a long lost weekend quietly last summer,” according to a statement from the group.
“We wanted to make music that spoke to the sociality and looseness that permeated our [Bar] Lunático sets [in Brooklyn], but was also considered, honed and welcoming to the listener,” Harrington, Gustin & Zahn said. “Something good for quiet headphones and also to just put on while you’re puttering around the house. It’s the sound of the three of us being ourselves with each other: talking, thinking, laughing.”
Tura Lura is just that as it combines the ambient, experimental nature of Harrington’s work with the jazz proficiency each musician brings to the table. Each instrumental on the nine-track album flows into each other in an indirect way, as if each song is merely a different view of the same picture. With Harrington’s trademark dreamy guitar, the group weaves together delicate soundscapes using understated drums from Gustin and bass from Zahn.
Tura Lura from Harrington, Gustin & Zahn is available to stream now via Cascine.
Harrington, Gustin & Zahn — Tura Lura
[H/T Consequence of Sound]