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Joe Harriott

Chronology (Live 1968-69)

Label: Jazz In Britain

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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Unreleased work from alto genius Joe Harriott – two different slices of material from a very under-recorded point in his career! The first five tracks feature Joe in that back to basics mode he was hitting at the time – working in a unique group that features Kenny Wheeler on trumpet and flugelhorn, Pat Smythe on piano, Ron Mathewson on bass, and Bill Eyden on drums – all players who are very open to modern ideas, but who also keep things on more of a groove here – with only a bit of the freedom that Harriott was bringing to his music a few years before! And yet there's still a great tension that makes the set great – swinging jazz mixed with modernism – on titles that include the Horace Silver tunes "Down & Out" and "Psychedelic Sally", plus "WSIMC", "Chronology", and "Shadows". The remaining two tracks on the set feature Joe in a very different setting – the large group of Harry South – the kind of mod jazz in 60s London, working here with a superb lineup that also features Kenny Wheeler and Ian Hamer on trumpets, Ray Warleigh on alto and flute, and Tubby Hayes and Alan Skidmore on tenor saxes. (Dustygroove)

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Cat. number: JIB-09-M-CD
Year: 2021
Notes:
Recorded live in London. Tracks 1 - 5: Joe Harriott Quintet - Recorded 4th September 1968. Tracks 6 - 7: The Harry South Big Band featuring Joe Harriott - Recorded 23rd July 1969. Tracks 1 - 5: From the Ron Mathewson tape archive Tracks 6 - 7: From the Spike Wells tape archive Comes in digipak. Strictly limited run of 500 copies worldwide. © 2020 Jazz In Britain Ltd.