Occasion: Connick on Piano, Volume 2

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Studio album by Harry Connick, Jr.
Released June 14, 2005
Recorded Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, NC, March 4–6, 2005
Genre Instrumental/Duo
Label Marsalis Music/Rounder
Producer Branford Marsalis
Tracey Freeman
Harry Connick, Jr. chronology
Only You
Harry on Broadway, Act I
Connick on Piano chronology
Other Hours
Chanson du Vieux Carre
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Occasion: Connick on Piano, Volume 2 is an instrumental album recorded in 2005, presenting Harry Connick, Jr. on piano and Branford Marsalis on saxophone, playing their own jazz compositions.

Presented as Volume 2 in the Connick on Piano series from Marsalis music. (Volume 1 is Connick's quartet album Other Hours.)

A DVD with Connick & Marsalis performing music live from this album, A Duo Occasion, was released in November 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Harry Connick, Jr., unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Brown World" – 4:40
  2. "Valentine's Day" – 5:14
  3. "Occasion" (Branford Marsalis) – 3:01
  4. "Spot" – 5:58
  5. "I Like Love More" – 5:05
  6. "All Things" – 5:58
  7. "Win" – 6:04
  8. "Virgoid" – 4:12
  9. "Remember The Tarpon" – 7:10
  10. "Lose" – 5:51
  11. "Steve Lacy" (Marsalis) – 3:16
  12. "Chanson Du Vieux Carre" – 2:17
  13. "Good To Be Home" – 6:25

Various information[edit]

  • Harry Connick Jr explains how it came to be a duo album: “When my drummer Arthur Latin hurt his shoulder, I decided to wait before recording another quartet album, and asked Branford if he would do something with me. What started as a project intended to mix solo piano and duo performances turned into an entire duo album.“
  • "Chanson Du Vieux Carré", track #12, means "Song of the French Quarter". Chanson Du Vieux Carré is also the name of the third album in the Connick on piano series.
  • Track #5 "I Like Love More", #6 "All Things" and #13 "Good To Be Home" are compositions from Connick's Tony nominated score for the 2001 Broadway musical Thou Shalt Not.




  1. ^ Collar, Matt. Occasion: Connick on Piano, Volume 2 at AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

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