Influences: Francis Harris

Distinguished and brilliant, the evergreen Francis Harris.

Influences: Francis Harris

Distinguished and brilliant, the evergreen Francis Harris.

We have been fans of the musical output of New York based producer and musician Francis Harris for a long time - a singular figure who has helped blur the lines between jazz, house, disco, and electronic music in an enigmatic and diverse fashion over many years. As the founder of the Brooklyn based imprint Scissor & Thread alongside Anthony Collins  he has carefully curated and channeled a sound which transcends the dancefloor and enters a territory not so easily alligned. This has then been reflected through his own composition and each of the albums he has released across the years has received critical acclaim and praise. This year marked the release of his third full length LP, a remarkable body of music full of beauty amidst dark spaces. 

We invited him to talk us through an array of influences, he does so superbly. See below...


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Alice Coltrane Ft. Pharoah Sanders - Journey In Satchidananda

It's a difficult task to pick an album out of this era of jazz that is a favorite, but it can't be understated the feeling the title track has on me every time I listen to it. It's everything about life that is good wrapped up in just over 6 minutes of musical bliss. The synergy of Alice Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders was never more lucid, as if they had plucked the song out of some cosmic tree. This is a to my grave type of record, one that will never leave the within arms reach part of my record collection.

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