Magnificent!

Barry Harris Trio

Magnificent
  • CAT # OJCCD-1026-25

    1. Bean And The Boys 6:40
    2. You Sweet And Fancy Lady 4:03
    3. Rouge 4:13
    4. Ah-leu-cha 3:59
    5. Just Open Your Heart 6:03
    6. Sun Dance 4:20
    7. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) 5:19
    8. Dexterity 4:27

Barry Harris can play anything, from blues to ballads, from bebop to hard bop. The Detroit native showed that in early-career appearances with such giants as Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, and Lee Morgan and then with splendid albums for Riverside and Prestige. On this spirited 1969 Prestige trio date, the artist whose main model was Bud Powell but who also revered Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington, again demonstrates his many sides. Backed superbly by bassist Ron Carter and drummer Leroy Williams, the modern piano great explores such jazz classics as Coleman Hawkins's "Bean and the Boys" and Charlie Parker's "Ah-Leu-Cha" along with the seductive, undulating blues "Sun Dance" and the timeless standard "These Foolish Things." Piano trio playing doesn't get better than this.

with Ron Carter, Leroy Williams

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