Harish Raghavan: In Tense (Whirlwind)

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Jazz Times

By Britt Robson Like most aspects of American commerce, jazz marketing has become fixated on branding. Every album needs a backstory, a peg beyond the music. Case in point: bassist Harish Raghavan’s pleasurable second album, In Tense. The press materials tell us that it was inspired by the pandemic, connecting it to a majority of its six songs. But here in the latter part of 2022, we’re fatigued to the point of apathy on that theme. More relevant, and resonant, is that Raghavan wrote the tracks especially for this band. The lone holdover from Raghavan’s first record, Joel Ross on vibraphone an…

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