EDDIE HARRIS
          Electrifying Eddie Harris

                   Recording Date: 
                         April 20, 1967

                         Ray Barretto    Per 
                        Jodie Christian P 
                        Eddie Harris    TS
                        Richard Smith   D 
                        Melvin Jackson  B 
                        King Curtis 
                        Melvin Lastie 
                        David "Fathead" Newman 
                        Joe Newman 
                        Haywood Henry
                        Joe Wohletz
                        Arif Mardin Arr

Review by Scott Yanow
This is one of tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris' most famous and significant LPs. He displays his mastery of the electronic varitone saxophone (virtually the only player before John Klemmer to get his own sound on the electric sax) during the memorable "Theme in Search of a Movie" and particularly on his hit version of "Listen Here." A couple of tunes add a pair of percussionists and "Sham Time" features a horn section in back of Harris; the basic quartet is comprised of the leader, pianist Jodie Christian, bassist Melvin Jackson, and drummer Richard Smith. A classic date.

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