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'The Girl Next Door' John Harkins

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Feb 8, 2017 Updated Feb 15, 2017

John Harkins brings together his long-time trio for a new recording - a tribute to his wife and sister.

Born in the US, John Harkins moved to Australia in the 90s - and was quickly snapped up by a number of local players, including James Morrison. He's also a skilled band-leader in his own right, and follows up his last trio release Cognition with a new record, The Girl Next Door - dedicated to both his wife and sister. It's also a rather fitting title, with the tunes all named after women, be they covers or originals. Joining the pianist is his long-running trio, featuring Sydney stalwarts Andrew Dickeson on drums and Brendan Clarke on bass.

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Along Came Gracie'
2. 'Michelle' (J. Lennon/P. McCartney)
3. 'Portrait of Jennie' (Burdge/Robinson)
4. 'Simply Grace'
5. 'Mona Lisa' (Livingston/Evans)
6. 'Jeannine' (D. Pearson)
7. 'Kathleen Mary'
8. 'The Girl Next Door' (Martin/Blaine)
9. 'Goodnight, Ladies' (E. P. Christy)

CD: The Girl Next Door by John Harkins (Independent release); feature preview audio available for 1 month after broadcast.
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On Feb 11, 2017. 4:40pm
Missy Schuman Hagen said

Hi John! So fun to see where your talent landed you! ❤️

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