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Album Review

Because Eddie Harris had a major hit on his first record with his interpretation of the theme from Exodus, for a few years he often included movie themes in his recordings. This date took the concept to the extreme and some of the songs (such as "People," "From Russia with Love," the theme from Malamondo and "Who Can I Turn To" are not really worth hearing twice. The better tracks on this quintet outing (which also includes pianist Cedar Walton, guitarist Kenny Burrell, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Billy Brooks) are "Days of Wine and Roses," "On Green Dolphin Street" and four Harris originals. This hard-to-find LP has some good music but is not essential.

Biography

Born: October 20, 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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Cool Sax From Hollywood To Broadway, Eddie Harris
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Jazz, Hard Bop
  • Released: May 1965

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