Archive for April 16th, 2020

Paul Messina and Mark Harris – The Bigger Picture

Multi Instrumentalist (Flutes, Saxophones, Keyboards, Synth Sequencing), Composer, Arranger and Producer Paul Messina is an accomplished musician who has experienced the full spectrum of the musical realm, from playing with a variety of bands and working with a wide range of musicians, in both the recording and producing capacity, to composing and arranging music, as well as playing an assortment of instruments. Paul’s quest for musical knowledge has lead him to study under the tutelage of some jazz greats in addition to his worldly experience. He is presently the lead arranger for producer Gary M. Vandy, and the bandleader for the Contemporary Jazz group “Flashpoint”.

Mark Harris is an incredibly accomplished musician; a phenomenal player/composer/performer whose talent and expertise will grip your attention. Mark’s first love is acoustic string bass, but he is completely at home on an electric instrument, up to and including seven-string fretted and fretless bass guitar (for which he has an endorsement from Conklin Musical Instruments). His musicality, vast knowledge and stylistic range are truly amazing! He plays everything with equal power and perfection. His musical interpretations are flawless–whether he’s playing his own compositions or those written by others. His original material is refreshing, with a lyrical feel, punctuated by interesting, memorable melody lines and a dynamic rhythmic quality.

Together they make The Bigger Picture. Listen and download the album on their website.