Harrison Argatoff is a Canadian tenor saxophonist and composer based in Toronto. A graduate of The University of Toronto’s jazz program, he strives to create an original musical voice capable of imparting personality, character, and vulnerability. Having grown up a Doukhobor, in the interior of British Columbia, teachings of pacifism, communal music making, and respect for life and nature have deeply affected his personal and artistic endeavors. Harrison is currently focusing on developing a modern approach to music through composition for a variety of ensembles, and also for solo performance. Harrison’s music combines the study of many musics, including free improvised music, jazz music, and classical music.
New Album – “Ontario 559 West” Out Now!
Ontario 559 West
Ian McGimpsey and Harrison Argatoff
Released August 28th, 2020
Listen to the album
“Ontario 559 West” is an upcoming release from Ian McGimpsey and Harrison Argatoff. Inspired primarily by Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”, this album pairs the tenor saxophone and acoustic guitar in short, precise, and heartfelt songs. The songs were developed both independently and collaboratively in February of 2020 and are an instinctive blend of the contemporary jazz and singer-songwriter idioms.
Watch a music video for track 4, “What Will Be Left”
Watch a studio video for track 2, “39”