All About Jazz

Home » Music » Track of the Day


Nature Boy by Stu Harrison

From the album

Album Title: Volume 1
Label: One Nightstand Records
Released: 2016


Sign in to view listen count

Fiona's Comments

21st Century Nature Boy is angsty, ornate, faster and less with the lingering sentiment. Apt but simple longing and romance take some beating. #evenifitsoundslikeloussierplayingyorke

About the Album

Volume 1 is the debut album from Canadian pianist extraordinaire, Stu Harrison. Along with Canadian jazz icons Neil Swainson and Terry Clarke, Harrison presents ten classic jazz standards, presented with modern and exciting arrangements. There is a certain implied importance to this album. It is apparent at first listen. It is not importance in terms of boastful accusation, but of thoughtful, meaningful collaboration and execution. Harrison, Toronto pianist and sideman to many live T.O. music projects including a recurring spot in The Justin Bacchus Collective, is finally releasing his first effort as a leader, Volume 1. This album is Harrison’s first foray into the Toronto Jazz scene under his own name, and together with Clarke and Swainson is revealing the collaborative efforts spanning Baby- Boomer to Gen X’er to reveal a vibrant take on the classic jazz trio.

Track Listing

On The Street Where You Live; Blame It On My Youth; Place St. Henri; Body And Soul; In You Own Sweet Way; Cheek To Cheek; Nature Boy; Manteca; My Romance; Young & Foolish.


Additional Personnel

Stu Harrison: piano; Neil Swainson: bass; Terry Clarke: drums.


Date featured

October 28, 2016

This track appears by permission of the contributing artist and/or record company.
It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.


Shop Amazon

Free Tracks


Dolphin Dance
Christopher Burnett
You Gotta B Fly
Tony Adamo
The Magic of 3
Alex Louloudis
All in My Hands
Angelo Mastronardi
Shannon Barnett
Sarah Jerrom

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.