Bill Harris

Fabulous Bill Harris

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Guitarist Bill Harris (no relation to the trombonist of the same name) was a very diverse musician and most of the various sides of his playing are heard from on this well-rounded CD which contains performances from 1957, 1973, 1975, 1982 and 1986. Harris sings the blues (his use of repetition is an acquired taste), has an interesting monologue and performs music ranging from a Bach prelude arranged by Segovia and a few swing standards to John Coltrane's "Syeda's Song Flute" and two movements from a tribute to Wes Montgomery. This CD serves as an introduction to the infrequently recorded legend.

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