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Ive known the name Eddie Harris for years, but never really checked out his music.

My big mistake !!

Ive found it now, and find it fantastic !!

Check out this track.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=umdDRvFcUoU

How good is that !!

The rhythm thing he gets in to is what is really interesting to me. Just repeating one or a few notes with a great groove, then adding jumps up to harmonic stuff. Hugely tasty. I love it.

And the sound is really interesting too. Looks like a short shank soloist and a modernish Selmer.
Either a mk7 or an S80 series 1.
Obviously a mark 6 and otto link is not the only way to go !!

I’m going to check him out on You Tube, but any other suggestions re his music would be great
 

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Eddie Harris was a phenomenal player and composer. 'Better late than never' to discover a guy like this, I say .
Now, listen to everything you can find of his and you'll be rewarded with some in-credible music. Enjoy !!
 

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Yep I went through this about 18 months ago, diving deep into his discography and blown away that I'd never really listened to his stuff. Super creative and he could play. Enjoy!
 

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I have a video from a weird defunct sky music channel and as they never introduced the track or the band (or I missed it) I took a screen shot of the player and posted it on SOTW some years ago but never did get an answer as to who it might be....with his headgear Eddie Harris is a potential candidate. I need to see if I can find it now.
 

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Yeah, Eddie Harris was a great player! I first saw him in live performance way back in the early '70s with Les McCann, playing "Compared to What" and "Cold Duck Time", etc. Saw several more times over the years and he always played great, whether he was playing a ballad or funk.

I wore out that "Live at Montreux" album that Frank linked.
 

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He was a hell of a pianist too. I heard a story of him subbing for Cedar Walton on a gig many years ago. Eddie was deep.
 

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I first learned of Eddie Harris through his late 60's hit, "Listen Here" which was on The Electifying Eddie Harris, on which he played the Selmer Varitone, an early attempt to make an electric sax:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsHtO_i4qzM


And this charged up performance of Compared To What, off his album with Les McCann live at the Montreux Jazz Festival:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pejJxEs_v-s&list=PL4ypuAMic-GhjZyNQTNOVZfgv9fP_Cq4A
This has always been one of my favorites for that group. I got to hear him a few times with a real trio at Sweet Basil’s in NYC and he killed it. Amazing and a great composer.

https://youtu.be/4cIHUSHG_WM
 

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Eddie has been a favourite of mine for many years. I saw him play a couple of times and met him once. Incredible player. Here's a solo bit on a VII

 

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Nice....
I have a video from a weird defunct sky music channel and as they never introduced the track or the band (or I missed it) I took a screen shot of the player and posted it on SOTW some years ago but never did get an answer as to who it might be....with his headgear Eddie Harris is a potential candidate. I need to see if I can find it now.
This is your old thread, but the link in it doesn't work (anymore):
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?93145-Who-is-this-please

About Eddie,

For sure a great player, but I've never learned to like his sound (same for Joe H. and Stan G.).
 

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About Eddie,

For sure a great player, but I've never learned to like his sound (same for Joe H. and Stan G.).
Holy smokes. These are some that I like the most - Eddie Harris and Joe Henderson. Good that there is something for everyone and that we all don't have to like the same.

Eddie Harris has this live album "A Tale of Two Cities" that is a great listen, not just for the music but also because of his comments that are quite funny, including at his own expense.
 

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Back in the 70's when my father was listening to his Boots Randolph albums I brought home an Eddie Harris LP and even (diehard country) he liked it. Glad I found this thread -great reminder of a great player and a great shared interest between my father and I. May they both rest in peace.
 

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For sure a great player, but I've never learned to like his sound (same for Joe H. and Stan G.).
Sacrilege!
I guess you’re not a Pres fan. They all sound like direct descendants.
I haven’t heard many sounds that I like more than Joe’s.
All three of the guys you mentioned are three who I always felt had the best time feels. Stan was like a damn metronome.
 
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