Message To Mankind
Label: Blue Note Records
This bright and spirited release is etched with 1970s jazz and funk, but Stefon Harris is too original a talent not to use that as a starting point for his own modern excursions. Playing the marimba as often as the vibes (perhaps a nod to Bobby Hutcherson's polyester-era work with that instrument), Harris and his band are in fine form throughout. "Until" is a lovely movie theme written by Sting.