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Barry Harris

Barry Harris
Born: Dec 15, 1929 in Detroit, MI
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Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: One of the major bop pianists of the last half of the 20th century, Barry Harris has long had the ability to sound very close to Bud Powell, yet he can also do convincing impressions of Thelonious Monk and has his own style within the bop idiom. He was an important part of the Detroit jazz scene of the ...Read full biography
Live in Tokyo
Released: 1976
Label: Xanadu Records
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All of pianist Barry Harris' Xanadu records of the 1970s are gems, featuring the bop master in particularly inspired form. Many of the Xanadu artists toured Japan in 1976, resulting in several records, ...Read full review
Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron
Released: 1975
Label: Xanadu Records
Critics' Rating:
Barry Harris, arguably the top bebop pianist of the 1970s, '80s and '90s, was particularly in prime form throughout his Xanadu recordings. The perfect player to interpret Tadd Dameron's music (of which ...Read full review
More Barry Harris albums: Main Albums (31), Compilations (4), DVD/Video (2)
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