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1968’s Plug Me In was Eddie Harris’ grittiest work to date, focusing almost solely on a strain of tough-minded funk that was undoubtedly inspired by James Brown, Sly Stone and the other great practitioners of the day. “It’s Crazy,” “Ballad (For My Love)” and “Theme In Search of a T.V. Commercial” show how well Harris’ electronic Varitone sax melded to the rock-hard rhythms. With his band serving as platoon, Harris uses the Varitone as his megaphone, calling out marching orders and inciting his troops to action with furious shocking runs inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s recordings from the same year. Harris was a still an exceptionally nimble player, but the rhythms and livewire tones of the performances align him with the burgeoning black funk movement more than the jazz old-guard. The tone is militant and unapologetic, and though the album features no lyrics, it pledges allegiance to the burgeoning Black Nationalist movement with resolute groove of “Live Right Now.”

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simply splendid!

Eddie Harris has done it again. This album has a host of tight groove players and it shows. The first cut "Live Right Now" has the one and only Chuck "The Chief of Groove" Rainey laying down a tough and funky bass line. All the tracks are highly listenable and move with professional and proficient swagger. Great album...great price!


This album is more enjoyable then smoking pot on a saturday


i used to own this album, and as i remember listen here was also on this great eice of work


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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Plug Me In - EP, Eddie Harris
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  • $3.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop
  • Released: 1968

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