Vicissitudes Barry Harris Trio

Album info

Album-Release:
1975

HRA-Release:
30.07.2015

Label: MPS Classical

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Bebop

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  • 1Vicissitudes04:10
  • 2Now and Then05:05
  • 3Sweet Sewanee Blues05:08
  • 4Donna Lee05:45
  • 5Renaissance03:46
  • 6And so I Love You04:09
  • 7With a Grain of Salt03:18
  • 8If I Loved You04:44
  • 9Shaw Nuff03:02
  • Total Runtime39:07

Info for Vicissitudes

When it comes to proselytizing the message of bebop, pianist Barry Harris is an institution unto himself. For well over a half century he has been preaching the gospel of Bird, Bud and Monk. This 1972 recording features bassist George Duvivier and drummer Leroy Williams, veterans of the Big Apple’s music wars who worked and recorded with most of the greats of the post-bop generation. The trio plays hand-in glove on 6 Harris compositions, two bop classics, and one standard. Vicissitudes is played with a med. swing in the classical bop tradition. Now and then has Harris at his lyrical best on his beautiful ballad. With funky piano and bass solos, Sweet Sewanee Blues demonstrates why bop and blues are such good bed-fellows. Harris proceeds to burn up the road through Indiana on Charlie Parker’s classic Donna Lee, with Williams riding a furious shotgun. Renaissance displays a somewhat darker tinge and an intriguingly hip melody. And So I Love You has an infectiously swinging medium tempo with some double-time forays. With a Grain of Salt spices up the proceedings with a touch of Bud Powell. Harris goes a cappella on Richard Rodger’s If I Loved You before rendering a heart-felt solo on this lovely ballad. Shaw ‘Nuff’s heart-racing up-tempo romp has Harris at his Powellian best in his homage to bop legends Parker and Gillespie. As keepers of the flame, Harris and co. highlight the beauty of bop.

Barry Harris, piano
George Duvivier, bass
Leroy Williams, drum

Recorded by Paul Goodman

Digitally remastered


Barry Harris
is an Internationally renowned Jazz Pianist, Composer and Teacher. Dr. Harris is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Northwestern University. He has received the Living Jazz Legacy award from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Association, and an American Jazz Masters Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition, Dr. Harris received the Manhattan Borough President Award for Excellence. This award was given for recognition of his devoted public service and in honor of excellence in the field of music. He received the 1999 Mentor award for his work with youngsters at the Manhattan Country School in NYC.

Dr. Harris has devoted his life to the advancement of Jazz and in the 1980’s founded the Jazz Cultural Theatre. For the past several decades Dr. Harris has been an exponent of the classic Jazz style that was developed by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Coleman Hawkins

Dr. Barry Harris receives frequent request to appear as a guest lecturer by Universities and various musical venues all over the world. His lectures and interactive instrument and vocal workshops focus on the complete aspects of music including improvisation, harmonic movement and theory. His schedule includes lectures in the United States, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan. When he is not traveling, Dr. Harris holds weekly music workshop sessions in New York City for vocalists, students of piano other instruments.

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