Eddie Harris – Steps Up (SCCD 31151)

SCCD 31151 Steps Up / Eddie Harris Quartet Tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris (b. October 20, 1934 in Chicago) started his professional career as a pianist in the Gene Ammons band. His first recording as saxophonist, the theme from the film Exodus in 1961 became a million-seller hit. Though Harris’ innovative treatment of his instrument and commercial approach enabled him to reach larger audiences, here in his first recording for SteepleChase Eddie Harris is in his element as jazzman. “Freedom Jazz Dance” is his most famous composition which became a standard number after Miles Davis recorded. 1. Steps up (Eddie Harris)2. Scandia skies (Kenny Dorham)3. Misty Thursday (Duke Jordan)4. Freedom jazz … Continue reading

Chet Baker, Duke Jordan – No Problem (SCCD 31131)

SCCD 31131 No Problem / Chet Baker Quartet featuring Duke Jordan “… outstanding among [Chet’s] later recordings….This is a record to give a listener fresh heart…one feels there cannot be much wrong with jazz while it is producing records like this .” (Max Harrison, International Jazz Journal) 1. No problem (Duke Jordan)2. Sultry eve (Duke Jordan)3. Glad I met Pat (Duke Jordan)4. Kiss of Spain (Duke Jordan)5. The fuzz (Duke Jordan)6. My queen is home to stay (Duke Jordan)7. Jealous Blues (Duke Jordan) UPC/EAN: 716043113125 … Continue reading