Eddie Harris

The Last Concert - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9249-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92492 6
  • German Release: 01/02/1997
  • Genre: US-Jazz, ACT Jazz Classics, Funky Jazz

„Auf seinem Last Concert  wird das überragende Format des Musikers noch einmal offenkundig.“

Only digitally available

This last recording by Chicago-born multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and arranger Eddie Harris - made eight months before his death - stands as a fitting memorial to his 40-year career in jazz and will hopefully spark a long-overdue reappraisal of his work and secure for him, albeit posthumously, something like the level of recognition he deserves.With backing from what is, without doubt, one of the most spirited and accomplished ensembles in jazz -  the WDR Big Band - Harris delivers characteristically energetic and individualistic interpretations of some of the great jazz and soul standards of the past 40 years, playing with the tremendous fire and fervour of a man who was perhaps aware that he was probably delivering his last musical testament - in the same way as Stan Getz did in the months before his death. British mus...

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Eddie Harris – tenor sax, vocals
Nils Landgren – tombone, vocals
Dean Brown – guitar
Dave King – bass
Haywood J. Gregory – vocals
Bernard Purdie – drums
Gil Goldstein – piano and conductor
[[WDR Big Band]]

Recording Information

Recorded live in Concert at Cologne, Germany on March 14, 1996 except #8 recorded at WDR Studio 4, March 15, 1996
Recording Engineers: Thomas Sehringer, Reinhold Nickel
Technics: Ruth Witt
Mixed by Wolfgang Hirschmann
Mastered by Radu Marinescu
Produced by Wolfgang Hirschmann and Siegfried Loch