The Barry Harris Sextet

Luminescence

Luminescence!

  • Release Date: 20 Mar 1997
  • OJCCD-924-2

When Barry Harris recorded this album for Prestige in 1967, the controversy surrounding the jazz avant-garde and the emerging fusion of jazz and rock made the pianist's loyalty to the music of Bud Powell and Charlie Parker appear somewhat old-fashioned. Harris has always been true to his own muse and high musical standards, however, and time has proven that modern jazz of his stripe never goes out of date. For his first album as leader of a sextet, Harris spotlighted Slide Hampton, Junior Coo… MORE

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