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Barry Harris (Piano): Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron

Track List

>Hot House
>Chase, The
>Lady Bird
>If You Could See Me Now
>Tadd Walk, The
>Our Delight

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

The Xanadu Master Edition Series - all newly remastered recordings from the out-of-print jazz label of the 70s and 80s. There will be 25 albums in total over next 18 months. Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron is a stellar 1975 trio session that features the great pianist paying homage to the legendary bebop composer. It was a landmark album, being the first repertoire tribute to the composer since his death a decade earlier.

Album Notes

Tributee: Tadd Dameron.

Liner Note Authors: Mark Gardener; Zev Feldman.

Recording information: RCA Studios, New York City (06/04/1975).

Director: Don Schlitten.

Photographer: Morty Yoss.

Barry Harris, arguably the top bebop pianist of the 1970s, '80s and '90s, was particularly in prime form throughout his Xanadu recordings. The perfect player to interpret Tadd Dameron's music (of which he had full understanding), Harris performs eight of the influential composer's songs on this 1975 album with bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Leroy Williams. Highlights of the highly recommended (but probably difficult-to-find) set include "Hot House," "The Chase," "Casbah" and "Our Delight." ~ Scott Yanow


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