Barry Harris

Chasin' the Bird

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Barry Harris has long been one of the top interpreters of the piano styles of Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. This CD reissue of a trio session with bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Clifford Jarvis finds him performing near the top of his form. Highlights include "Chasin' the Bird" (during the theme, Harris plays both countermelodies simultaneously), "'Round Midnight," "The Way You Look Tonight," and three fine originals. This is excellent music that should please bop collectors.

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