In August of 1982, tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris, bassist Larry Gales, pianist Bill Henderson, and drummer Carl Burnette recorded a number of tunes in a Hollywood recording studio. The album showcases Harris' versatility, improvisational skill, and mastery of tone. The first track, "Listen Here," is a Harris original and probably his biggest hit. It has a funky straight eighth note feel that is enthusiastically propelled by a melodic bassline, comping piano chords, and syncopating drum groove. The album's third cut, "For Your Life," is an upbeat tune that rolls with Burnette's snare drum triplets and features pianist Henderson's talents. "Let the Healing Begin," the next to last track is a challenging tune written by bassist Gales. It gives the drummer some room to sound off and a brief passage of a bass solo.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by John Vallier