Like Norah Jones, who recorded his "Don't Know Why," Jesse Harris is sometimes classified as jazz. In his case, he is actually a modern-day folksinger whose music crosses over into pop and is only jazzy in spots despite the participation of Larry Goldings (mostly on organ) during Mineral. The music on Mineral is introverted, pensive, and quiet with Harris mostly sticking to acoustic guitar and singing softly about love. He sticks to his own fresh material other than the ancient folk song "Corrina Corrina," and despite the lack of variety, his fans (and those of Norah Jones) will find much to enjoy on this laid-back and heartfelt outing.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow