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Eddie Harris is one of my favorite tenor players. I dig his phrasing (particularly the use of octave+ leaps) and his concept of groove. But, his sound is also great. Does anyone no what kind of horn/mouthpiece/reeds he used.
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Eddie said in a few interviews that he wanted to sound like Stan Getz.
 

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Eddie Harris used Selmer Soloists period what does it matter if they were short or long, really! pictures don't always tell a story.
 

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Eddie played a VI and later a VII. He used a variety of mouthpieces but mostly played a short shank Soloist. There is also a mouthpiece named after him, it used to be on the old mouthpiece museum gallery page. Not sure if he ever played it. If you like his playing then you should really check out his book. Lots of great stuff to practice in there.
 

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Eddie Harris was a unique tenor player. In a world where 90+% of professional tenor players clearly trace their concept of tone to either the Coleman Hawkins or the Lester Young lineage, he had his own thing.

He was an example of how you can play deeply funky without a huge rough tone.
 
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