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Radio

Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

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December birthdays on G&M! Some big numbers for the living and those who caught the bus. Still with us are pianists Barry Harris at 90 and Bob James at 80. Among those who are with us in sound and memory are trumpeter Chet Baker and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer who would have turned 90. We also salute guitarists John Scofield, Jim Hall and Ron Affif; saxophonists Joe Lovano and Grover Washington Jr.; vocalist Lou Rawls; pianists Ray Bryant, Larry Willis ...

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Radio

December Birthday Salutes

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Whether they've grabbed their hats and caught the bus, or are still with us, every one of these musicians makes the world a bit brighter. Of those living that we've featured, a special Gifts & Messages greeting to Curtis Fuller, Barry Harris and Eddie Palmieri as each celebrated more than 80 years on the planet on our day of broadcast! Enjoy the show! Playlist Tony Williams “Fred" from Believe It (Columbia) 00:00 Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley ...

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Interview

Barry Harris: Iconic Jazz Pianist and Keeper of the Flame

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At the ripe age of 85, pianist Barry Harris has been on the jazz scene for seventy years, and throughout that time, he has remained loyal to and consistent with his bebop roots. Even though his playing has evolved in complexity and depth, it remains profoundly connected to his origins. He is a true keeper of the flame that was ignited at the start of his career. Harris came up in jny: Detroit in the 1940s-50s, when that ...

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Live Review

Barry Harris at the Village Vanguard

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Barry HarrisVillage VanguardNew York, NYJanuary 15, 2012 Ambling in from the back of the room, Barry Harris introduced his trio to the crowd at the Village Vanguard as the musicians filed in ahead of him: Ray Drummond on bass, Leroy Williams on drums, and then he announced, with a wink, “I'm Barry Johnson." Of course, everybody in the audience was well familiar with the name of the living legend they were there to see. ...

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Album Review

Barry Harris: Live In Rennes

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The city of Detroit was once an incubator for some of the greatest jazz piano talent in the world. Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan and Sir Roland Hanna all came from the Motor City and contributed volumes to jazz history. Sadly, all three of those giants are gone now, but Barry Harris is keeping the flame alive. Harris is the last man standing from this exclusive club, and he continues to educate the masses through his workshops in New York and ...

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Live Review

Barry Harris: Setting The Standard On Standards

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The Barry Harris Trio Iridium New York, NY February 4, 2010

Barry Harris has been a major force in jazz and jazz education for well over half a century. Now in his 80s, Harris seems to have lost none of his charm, wit, knowledge and skill, as he clearly held the crowd in the palm of his hand during his stay at the Iridium--just north of Times Square in Manhattan. This 75-minute set emphasized ...

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Film Review

Barry Harris and Mal Waldron: Passing It On / A Portrait

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Barry Harris / Mal Waldron Barry Harris: Passing It On / A Portrait of Mal Waldron Rhapsody Films

This DVD release collects two films about two significant jazz pianists--Barry Harris and Mal Waldron. The first film is a short (23 minutes) but wonderfully personable glimpse into the life of pianist/educator Harris, who describes himself at the film's beginning as an “inveterate be-bopper," a man dedicated to that part of the jazz language he calls ...


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