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Joe Harriott Quintet: Abstract/Southern Horizons/Free Form

Read "Abstract/Southern Horizons/Free Form" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Swing Low, Sweet Harriott I don't think Joe Harriott's entire catalogue has ever been available at one time. Even in his heyday in the sixties, much of the 1950s material was unavailable. From the seventies onwards, things got really dire. Now that so much is out of copyright, Harriott's work is increasingly being reissued in CD packages, albeit in ways that are confusing and which duplicate other recently released recordings. In 2012, Proper Records put out ...

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Coleman Hawkins: The High and Mighty Hawk

Read "The High and Mighty Hawk" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Recorded in England in 1958, this little-known session, originally released on the obscure Felsted label, is an inarguable gem. Perhaps even the word “masterpiece" is not too much of a stretch. It's doubtful that the putative “father of the tenor saxophone," Coleman Hawkins, made a better recording in the age of long-playing records, and it's just as unlikely that a better example of the impeccable touch and melodic inventiveness of the prolific Hank Jones can be found on any other ...


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