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Superhero inspiration with a big band sound

MH Stephen Philip Harvey Jazz Orchestra
Credit: http://www.stephenpharvey.com/

Imagine iconic characters like Batman or Daredevil. How would their personalities sound, if presented in the big band style?

Stephen Philip Harvey’s latest album, the debut of his jazz orchestra, is "SMASH!" He drew inspiration from superheroes he watched in Saturday morning cartoons, and translated brooding heroes and scheming villains into jazz melodies and harmonies.

Check out his upcoming performances here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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