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In 1999 guitarist/composer/singer/arranger Joel Harrison relocated to New York City from the West Coast, where the multi-talented musician spent years leading various groups and ensembles, as well as freelancing as a much in-demand session player around the San Francisco area. His electrifying blend of creative jazz, modern classical, and ethnic fusion has spawned seven critically lauded albums (3+3=7, Range of Motion, Transience, Free Country, So Long 2nd Street, Harrison on Harrison, Harbor, Passing Train, and Urban Myths), as well as numerous film and documentary scores. In 2011, Harrison explored The Music of Paul Motian on his aptly titled album. The following year, he returned with the exploratory quintet album Holy Abyss and the classical-influenced Search. In the late spring of 2013, Harrison released Infinite Possibility with a 19-piece big band.