Cross That River, a musical tale of the Black West


Nominated for 4 Audelco Awards for

Excellence in Black Theater

A Runaway Slave Rides West in ‘Cross That River’
A “protean talent” best known for his takes on jazz standards, Mr. Harris flaunts his musical showmanship for the stage. “Cross That River” opens with a dissonant jazz instrumental that slowly builds to harmony and breaks open into electrifying solos. It’s a fiery introduction to a show that mixes jazz, blues and country and works best when it lives in the unpredictable spaces between genres, as in the song “Blue Was Angry,” which ends with a rousing performance by the percussionist Shirazette Tinnin. (NY Times)