Eddie Harris

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by Eddie Harris

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20 October 1936, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 5 November 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. Harris’ apprenticeship was served with Gene Ammons before army service took to him to Europe. He had a surprise hit in 1961 with an arrangement of Ernest Gold’s Exodus theme, and followed with three further hit records (in the USA) over the next decade, the most notable being ‘Listen Here’ in 1968. He was a daring tenor saxophone innovator, experimenting with the range of sounds that... Read more

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jazz
funk
saxophone
soul
jazz-funk
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