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Live jazz is all about the magical moments that couldn’t have been replicated at any other time or place. Such was the case with this stunning 1969 meeting of Les McCann’s funky trio with guests Eddie Harris on saxophone and Benny Bailey on trumpet. The album opens with the massive one-two punch of the soul-jazz classic (and pop hit) “Compared to What” and Harris’ now-iconic rave-up “Cold Duck Time”, but the freewheeling set sustains that momentum 'til the very last note.


Born: 20 October 1934 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Long underrated in the pantheon of jazz greats, Eddie Harris was an eclectic and imaginative saxophonist whose career was marked by a hearty appetite for experimentation. For quite some time, he was far more popular with audiences than with critics, many of whom denigrated him for his more commercially successful ventures. Harris' tastes ranged across the spectrum of black music, not all of which was deemed acceptable by jazz purists. He had the chops to handle technically demanding bop, and the...
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Swiss Movement, Eddie Harris
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  • 5,94 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop, R&B/Soul
  • Released: 1969

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