Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bill Harris - Down in the Alley

As the sixties drew to a close, Jean-Marie Monestier and Jean-Pierre Tahmazian discovered the whereabouts of the last living classical jazz musicians. They decided to bring them to France, out of the anonymity into which forgetfulness had plunged them. With the applause of the concert audience still ringing in their ears, these musicians then recorded some of their most beautiful music for Black & Blue. Jean-Michel Proust and Jean-Marc Fritz who were aware of their historical value, listened to these treasures. The result was “The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions”.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/down_in_the_alley-cd-4526.html

Bill Harris
Down in the Alley
The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions

Tracks

1 Satin Doll (Mercer, Ellington)  5:07
2 Billy's Bar (Harris)  2:47
3 Django (Lewis)  4:47
4 The Shadow of your Smile (Webster, Mandel)  3:43
5 Baker's Dozen (Harris)  1:29
6 Down in the Alley (Harris)  4:593
7 Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)  4:19
8 Spiral (Coltrane)  3:33
9 Cherokee (Noble)  5:04

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Bill Harris - g

Recorded in Philadelphia, USA ; June 10, 1972

22 comments:

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel, thanks for Bill Harris Black and Blue Sessions.

Collectionist said...

Thanks for this "new to me" guitarist. I am looking forward to hearing more about Bill Harris.

jazzfriend said...

Simplemente GRACIAS por esta maravilla, desconocida para mi.

Saludos desde Chile.

deGallo said...

Bill Harris-Down In The Alley...Outstanding. Thank you. The Title track is my favorite here but the entire album is great.

Kovina Kris said...

I like the other 2 Bill Harris solo guitar albums I've heard so I'm excited to hear this later album as well. Thanks a lot!

Rick said...

Thanks for Bill Harris - Down in the Alley. I'm always fascinated by solo jazz guitar albums. Harris has a distinctive take on the art.

Le Porc Rouge said...

Wow, i alomst missed this.
Many thanks, Harris solo is a treat!

Rick said...

thanks for another Harris solo album

Otis Foster said...

I've been around for a while and never heard his name. Thnx melanchthon

OldHippieRick said...

Mel This is a different Bill Harris that I know of.. The one I know is a valve trombonist I have two from the 50's as leader.. Bill Harris - Live At The Birdland New York 1952 [Baldwin Street Music] and Bill Harris - The Bill Harris Memorial Album 1957 (Xanadu Records [191)LP.
but This guitarists I can't wait to hear... Thanks again Mel and keep it groovy ;-)

theblueamos said...

Thank you and all the best from jerusalem

adakun said...

Pues otra grata sorpresa, este no toca el trombón, pero sí la guitarra maravillosamente. Thanks Melanchton

the doc said...

thanks for this Bill Harris, I like him a lot!!

jose arboleda said...

mUCHAS gRACIAS

Prof. Yaffle said...

Thank you

rubberduck said...

many thanks

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

chuchuni said...

New to me, thanks Mel.

Melanchthon said...

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Brush&Stick said...

Thanks for reposting this great unique musician!

Otis Foster said...

Missed this the first time through. Thnx for reposting this melanchthon