When a group of young musicians is knowledgeable and respectful enough of a certain craft, age is no measure of maturity. Take the four gentlemen in The Harlem Gospel Travelers, who despite the fact that the eldest is only twenty two, collectively possess decades worth of soul and gospel know-how. The performance discipline and classic gospel mindset embodied by these native New Yorkers has earned the Travelers some impressive guest appearances on their debut album, including drummer Aaron Frazer of Durand Jones & The Indications and Arctic Monkeys engineer Loren Humphrey.
At ten well-rounded tracks, He’s On Time serves as an exceptional introduction to The Harlem Gospel Travelers, and you can hear the full thing now, starting off with a video recorded in the quartet’s home turf: “Am I Doing Enough”!
Photo: Jacob Blickenstaff