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File under: Hard Bop

Joe Harriott

Southern Horizons (LP)

Label: Down At Dawn

Format: LP

Genre: Jazz

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This is Harriott on the verge of the free form/abstract period, but here, still anchored in the hard bop mode. This is stylish, elegant, tight, swinging; whatever label of appreciation you want to attach to it, this is still fresh music creation. This record sticks to the quintet line-up of sax, trumpet, piano, bass and drums (as on Movement), but with the added pizzazz of a superb bongos player on a couple of tracks, just to heighten the sense of hepness to the proceedings. Partly original compositions, partly covers (including a dynamic take on Caravan), this was Harriott's first long-playing record as a leader. Personnel : Joe Harriott - Alto Saxophone, Coleridge Goode - Bass, Frank Holder - Bongos, Bobby Orr - Drums, Harry South - Piano, Hank Shaw - Trumpet, Shake Keane - Trumpet, Flugelhorn.

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File under: Hard Bop
Cat. number: DAD 146LP
Year: 2020