Across his genre-spanning career, Jesse Harris has built a sterling reputation as a tireless and inquisitive collaborator. For his latest project, Harris was drawn to the adventurous and free musical ethos of the experimental Brooklyn duo Star Rover. What began as loft jams with guitarist Will Graefe and drummer Jeremy Gustin in Bushwick, quickly morphed into gigs, then recording sessions in the middle of the frigid New York winter of 2014. Jesse Harris with Star Rover: No Wrong No Right is the fruit of this alliance.
The 14 songs herein are crafted in three distinct modes: Full-band performances with Star Rover including the title track “No Wrong No Right” and “Catch The Ash,” as well as instrumental collaborations with duo. No Wrong No Right also features a series of subdued, acoustic-based duets with guitar virtuoso Julian Lage, including the standout tracks “I Probably Won’t See You For A While” and “Kafirstan” which was co-written with the legendary avant-garde composer and multiinstrumentalist John Zorn. In a nod to the chilly season that inspired the collaboration, a mysterious and gorgeously wintery rendition of the Rodgers & Hart standard “Where or When” is included as well.