LIVE: Eric Harland’s Rude Unkal @ The Falcon, 8/21/15

September 10th, 2015, 4:00 pm by Greg
Eric Harland, Carlos Horns and Keita Ogawa

Eric Harland, Carlos Homs and Keita Ogawa

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

“Purified garage jazz” is how master jazz drummer Eric Harland describes the sound of his current project, Rude Unkal, a gathering of virtuoso friends who each bring their seemingly diverse musical background to the project. During the band’s recent concert at The Falcon in Marlboro, the eclectic backgrounds of the musicians fused seamlessly as they seemed to challenge one another in a complex musical conversation.

Eric Harland, of course, is a much-sought-after drummer in the jazz world, having played with Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd, the SF Jazz Ensemble and James Farm as well as his own band Voyager.

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