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Bought this on an Atlantic sampler vinyl when I was a kid wagging school ( !)
had Trane ( Giant Steps), Mingus ( Atomic Bomb on me) Mulligan ( Take 5 live) on it too..set me up for life.

Does it get any better than this? Les McCann's piano/ vocal ( the lyrics!...the quote from Aquarious... the funk..)
Eddie Harris ( his intro lines still blow me away)
and that trumpet solo ( Benny Bailey) unreal...

Great to see the footage of this ,,Youtube is incredible.

Sock it to me..
 

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Yeah man, that's the sound!!!

I always wondered what size mouthpiece he was using (just for kicks) and he looks like he's using a Soloist here, so I assume it's probably small. Sounds SO great!!!

Thanks for posting this
 

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So much energy in this clip and Benny top it up nicely. I am a big fan of this group. Please listen to Eddies "Mean greens" amazing track. Thanks for posting.
 

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Hi Mchael

For me- Their premiere version of Cold Duck Time, live in Montreux is Harris at his best ! His exploratory, initial phrases to "get into key" are an education !

It's"Confit de Canard ",and the unofficial signature tune of the Annual Dordogne Jazz Course .

Course leader, pianist Andrea Vicari played with Eddie! - I recorded a version of the tutors playing this tune last year, and it's on U tube.

I agree Michael - Doesn't get much better than those 2!

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Yeah man, that's the sound!!!

I always wondered what size mouthpiece he was using (just for kicks) and he looks like he's using a Soloist here, so I assume it's probably small. Sounds SO great!!!

Thanks for posting this
I read an interview somewhere that Eddie said he used a #3 reed on the C* mouthpiece. There are photos of him out there using other mouthpieces.
 

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Eddie always had a small sound, but his command was unequaled. Eddie was so multi-talented that I think it got in his way sometimes. He did a gig in my town one time in late 60's and played piano for the whole week. He could do tricks with the horn. I loved catching him live.
 

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Man I remember that performance. 1969 I was a kid and was sent to Montreux with Ella Fitzgerald's band. The old Montreux Casino was a great place to play at, wonderful stage and great acoustics.

JR

Ben Bailey was on trumpet, he later became a good friend with Dexter Gordon.
 

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Michael, it is uncanny. Every time you post music, it is an all time life favorite of mine. I have owned this on vinyl and disc since the 70s and Compared to What is my favorite from the album. I have never seen the video before and it is a real joy ofter hearing it so many times.
 
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