Eddie Harris

Live in Berlin

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This CD features an erratic but intriguing set by the multi-talented Eddie Harris. Joined by electric bassist Ray Peterson and drummer Norman Fearrington for a concert in Berlin, Harris is heard on tenor, piano and singing, performing in his eccentric fashion. On "You've Changed," he does a vocal imitation of Billie Holiday that is pretty effective in spots, and on tenor he stretches out on his "Ambidextrous," "Airegin," and "Wakin'." But moments of inspiration are sometimes followed by stretches that merely meander (Peterson plays a lot of funky lines on bass), and overall there are few memorable moments on this disc.

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