Eddie Harris

The Electrifying Eddie Harris/Plug Me In

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This CD combines two fine Harris dates from 1967 and 1968. The Electrifying Eddie Harris had bluesy, soulful examples of Harris on electric Varitone sax. "Listen Here" ranked second only to "Freedom Jazz Dance" among his most popular compositions, while he stretched out on "Spanish Bull." "Theme In Search Of A Movie," "Sham Time" and "Judie's Theme" were goodtime concessions to pop and jazz-soul audiences, yet still retained some fiber and spark. Once more, Harris found a good compromise between artistic and commercial concerns, although this date was more weighted toward funk and pop.

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