SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Eric Harland is hands down one of the most versatile and active drummers on the scene today. In the past year alone, we've caught him with Dave Holland's Prism and Sangam (w/ fellow Resident Artistic Director Zakir Hussain + 2014 NEA Jazz Master inductee Charles Lloyd). He held down the drum seat in the SFJAZZ Collective for eight years (2005-12). And today, Harland's carving his own path—notably dropping beats with The Loop Loft and leading his own project Voyager, who released their debut studio album Vipassana earlier this year.
Before his 2015 SFJAZZ Residency in January—featuring Snarky Puppy, Bay Area stars Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage and Chris Turner, and even Madden 15 videogamers—Harland took a quick look back on 2014, sharing his Top 5!
Snarky Puppy We Like It Here
Walter Smith III Still Casual
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band Landmarks
Flying Lotus You're Dead!
James Farm City Folk
Want more lists? Read SFJAZZ's Top 15 of 2014.