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CD review: Eddie Harris – Live at Fabrik, Hamburg 1988 – 2022: Video, CD cover

Previously unreleased live recording of the iconic of soul jazz musician Eddie Harris in an outstanding concert.

The Montreux recording of the song “Compared to What” together with Les McCann, made Eddie Harris suddenly a famous jazz musician, located somewhere between jazz, funk and soul, McCann and Eddie Harris had created something like a new style.

The hit became the anthem of the civil rights movement. Almost twenty years later, in January of 1988, at the concert of the Eddie Harris Quartet at the “Fabrik” of Hamburg-Altona, a fair amount can be felt of the fire that once “set the Casino on Lake Geneva ablaze”. The seething enthusiasm of Montreux continues in the NDR recordings of January 1988 in Hamburg, where Eddie Harris and his band played a great concert. An artist to be rediscovered!

1. Blue Bossa (12:18)
2. La Carnival (9:22)
3. Freedom Jazz Dance (19:13)
4. Ice Cream (6:34)
5. Ambidextrous (11:04)
6. Vexatious Progression (14:04)
7. Eddie Who ? (13:47)
8. Get on Down (10:42)

Eddie Harris: tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano, vocals
Darryl Thompson: guitar
Ray Peterson: bass
Norman Fearrington: drums

Recorded live at Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany, January 24, 1988

Eddie Harris - LIVE AT FABRIK HAMBURG 1988

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