Saturday, July 2, 2016

Eddie Harris - Study in Jazz for Beakfast at "Tyffany's"

Tenor-saxophonist Eddie Harris's third album features him exploring 11 themes from Henry Mancini's score for Breakfast At Tiffany 's. Harris stretches out the most on "Moon River" and the title cut but he does justice to the nine lesser-known themes. This long out-of-print LP holds one's interest throughout and, although Harris comes up with plenty of fresh ideas, he also never leaves the melody far behind. His unlisted backup group is a septet that includes trombonist Joe Avant, vibraphonist Charles Stepney, pianist Willie Pickens and guitarist Joe Diorio. A fine (if obscure) outing.
Scott Yanow

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Eddie Harris
 Study in Jazz
Jazz for "Breakfast at Tiffany's"


1 No One (Harris)  3:45
2 Dancing Bull (Harris)  4:15
3 Cuttin' Out (Harris)  3:52
4 Down (Harris)  4:55
5 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis)  4:28
6 Olifant Gesang (Harris)  8:13
7 Moon River (Mancini, Mercer)  5:55
8 Fantastic Waltz (Harris)  4:40
9 Something for a Cat (Mancini)  2:13
10 Sally's Tomato (Mancini)  1:10
11 Mr. Yunioshi (Mancini)  3:23
12 The Big Blow Out (Mancini)  4:36
13 Hub Caps And Tail Lights (Mancini)  2:19
14 Breakfast At Tiffany's (Mancini)  4:58
15 Latin Go Lightly (Mancini)  1:50
16 Holly (Mancini)  2:27
17 Loose Caboose (Mancini)  1:43
18 The Big Heist (Mancini)  3:11


[# 1, 3 & 4]
Eddie Harris - ts
Joe Diorio - g
Willie Pickens - p
Melvin Jackson - b
Harold Jones - dr
Roland Faulkner - g, replaces Diorio [# 1]
[# 2, 5-7]
Eddie Harris - ts
Joe Diorio - g
Willie Pickens - p
Richard Evans - b
Marshall Thompson - dr
Melvin Jackson - b, replaces Evans [# 7]
[# 8-11, 12, 14, 15 & 18]
Eddie Harris - ts
Joe Diorio - g
[out on # 9 & 11]

John Avant - tb [out on # 14 & 15]
Charles Stepney - vb
[out on # 9]

Willie Pickens - p
Donald Garrett - b
Earl Thomas - dr

[# 13, 16 & 17]
Eddie Harris - ts
Charles Stepney - vb [# 17 only]
Willie Pickens - p
Donald Garrett - b
Earl Thomas - dr

Recorded in Chicago ; 1961 & 1962.


fredonline said...

Really nice post Mel!
Thanks a lot for this one ;o)

Blue Eyes said...

Woow! dioriolipopette! this one was in my wish list for a long time!...thank you very much Mel!

neil said...

Having heard 'Exodus to Jazz', I'm up for this; many thanks mel...

ita diegues said...

Muchas gracias Melanchthon

yewsta said...

thank you, mel.

nlrp said...

many thanks. regards

Bill said...

Nice early Eddie! Thank you.

LaroSwing said...

Great post! Thank you so much.

Philo said...

These 1960-1961 recordings are from his pre-Varitone period. I like it, although I am an even bigger fan of his Varitone work.

Orbyt said...

Having heard far too little of Eddie Harris, I'm anxious to explore this set. Mille mercis Mel.

jazztap said...


deGallo said...

Thank you. Great upgrade.

Zape said...

Thank you Mel.

duck said...

Thanks again Mel, how come I missed this one before?. Hope all is well for you.

grumpy said...

Many thanks Mel, almost missed this!

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Psiakrew!!!! Holy Shit!!!!! Thanks!!!! Dzieki!!!!!

Luis Lorenzo said...

Gracias Mel!!

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Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Pee said...

Who? It's Eddie Harris! Thanks, Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!