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"Overall, I recommend Summer Rain to those who seek to keep their jazz palette full and to new listeners who are always looking for something different from the norm. Yes, Ms. Harris has done it again." - Susan Mutharia
"Summer Rain’ will be released on April 2 and is quite simply a superb example of sax driven smooth jazz at its very best. Highly recommended."
"A positive vibe, gritty determination and the chops to pull it all together...4.5 stars. As close to perfect as you can get." - (Full Article)
"A beautiful album, which brings new life to the genre. Listen and you’re in for a treat." - -
“‘Summer Rain’ will be released on April 2 and is quite simply a superb example of sax driven smooth jazz at its very best. Highly recommended.”
“The pet peeve with a great many fan of jazz that walks on the smoother side would have to be vocals specifically designed for radio play. While all the tunes were written and or produced by Harris who posses Paul Brown or Nate Harasim-like ability, the vocals are certainly solid but somewhat forgettable as they seem like more of an after thought, coming at the end of the release. I've do not review "vibe" and "chill music" is listening to my mp3 player at the bus stop when it is below freezing however Harris covers these slightly pretentious labels nicely. In terms of musical pedigree she gigged with Teena Marie's band for year before her passing. Harris has collaborated with such luminaries as Norman Brown on 24/7. In short...Harris is the real deal. The issue here is not "if" Harris lands a major label shot but "when." A positive vibe, gritty determination and the chops to pull it all together...4.5 stars. As close to perfect as you can get. ”
“Fresno, CA (13 February 2013): The way Jeanette Harris sees it, summer rain is sensual, an ideal backdrop for love at first sight. Oozing saxuality, she wrote and produced her fourth album, “Summer Rain,” as the soul-jazz soundtrack for romance. To enhance the experience, she created a “Summer Rain” perfume that will be available soon after the record is released April 2nd on J&M Records. A mid-tempo R&B sax and guitar groove, “Just Keep Holding On” will arrive at radio ahead of the storm forecasters expect to generate steadily growing showers of airplay accompanied by warm winds of critical praise. “Summer Rain” features Harris, who was classically trained on both saxophone and piano, playing alto sax, flute, keyboards and drum programming. She wrote or co-wrote eleven new songs and recorded a moving rendition of Luther Vandross’ classic “Here & Now.” Her rainmakers are producer-songwriter-keyboardist Chuck Cymone, guitarist Darrell Crooks, keyboardists and”
“When it comes to music, Jeanette Harris lets her saxophone do the talking. But this time, a new instrument awaits fans, as evidenced on the smooth jazz musician’s groovable cut “You Can Dance.” According to Harris, her first foray into songwriting with the tune came from an unknown place. However, her decision to insert a vocal presence came easily once a past collaborator came to mind. “We worked with Joel Bowers and I knew that’s the guy I wanted to use,” Harris shared with EURweb’s Lee Bailey as she relished the opportunity to show another side of her artistry. “I don’t know what made me do it or want to do it, but it was done and I was very proud that I did it. I took that step. I’m a saxophonist, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do a whole lot of other stuff. You can spread it out. So that showed me I could do it because I didn’t think it sounded too crazy where it”
“There’s no argument that female saxophone players are scarce but that never deterred Jeanette Harris from carving out a stellar musical career. At age 7 she began playing the piano and added the saxophone at age ten. In high school she played both instruments in the jazz, Latin and marching bands. “My high school teacher, Mr. Steve Alcala, saw that I was really into music and that I wanted to learn and have fun. He kept challenging me to stretch and opened my eyes to other musical styles,” said Harris. Her aptitude at Latin piano while at Roosevelt High School in Fresno, California was quickly recognized and rewarded. She joined Alcala and the Fresno City College Band while still a high school junior and continued until graduation. She then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.”