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Joe Harriott

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Joseph Arthurlin 'Joe' Harriott was a Jamaican jazz musician and composer, whose principal instrument was the alto saxophone. Initially a bebopper, he is now widely acknowledged as one of the worldwide pioneers of free jazz. He was educated at Kingston's famed Alpha Boys School, which produced a number of prominent Jamaican musicians. He moved to the UK as a working musician in 1951 and lived in the country for the rest of his life. Harriott was part of a wave of Caribbean jazz musicians who arrived in Britain during the 1950s, including Dizzy Reece, Harold McNair, Harry Beckett and Wilton Gaynair. While recovering from tubercolosis in 1958, Harriott developed his own style of free jazz independently from Ornette Coleman, although he used a piano-based quintet (sax, trumpet, piano, drums, bass)

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Chronology: Live 1968 - 69

Label: Jazz In Britain
Released: 2021
Track listing: Psychedelic Sally; Down & Out; Chronology; Shadows; W.S.I.M.C.; Themeology; My Man's Gone Now.

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Free Form & Abstract Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2021
Track listing: Formation; Coda; Abstract; Impression; Straight Lines; Calypso; Tempo; Subject; Shadows; Oleo; Modal; Tonal; Pictures; Idiom; Compound.

Article: Interview

Ashley Henry: la bellezza della musica inclusiva

Read "Ashley Henry: la bellezza della musica inclusiva" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Il pianista e compositore Ashley Henry è uno dei più interessanti talenti della nuova generazione di jazzisti britannici che si sta imponendo all'attenzione internazionale. Il suo album di debutto, Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Sony, 2019), ha rivelato un universo nel quale jazz, grime, drum'n'bass e hip-hop convivono senza snaturare le radici profonde dei grandi jazzisti del passato. ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music from Cyrille, Eldh, Conly, Willcox and Heyes and much more

Read "New Music from Cyrille, Eldh, Conly, Willcox and Heyes and much more" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show new music from New York United, Petter Eldh, Sean Conly, Igor Willcox, Andres Hayes and Andrew Cyrille. There are also older releases from Pedway, and Camila Nebbia, some classic music from 1961 from Joe Harriott, and the preview of a new album from David Sandford.PlaylistAndrew Cyrille “Mountain" from The News ...

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Article: Album Review

Joe Harriott Quintet: Free Form & Abstract Revisited

Read "Free Form & Abstract Revisited" reviewed by Chris May


A tiny island, Jamaica has punched far above its weight musically. Dub and reggae are the primary manifestations, but the island has also produced a disproportionately large number of notable jazz musicians, many of whom left during the late 1940s and 1950s to relocate to Britain, Jamaica's so-called mother country during the colonial era. Alto saxophonist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Harriott, Roy Brooks & Other New Releases

Read "Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Harriott, Roy Brooks & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


More new and upcoming releases ahoy! And this time with a special focus on previously unissued gems by the likes of Joe Harriott, Roy Brooks, Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller and Bill Evans who came back to the future...Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Huntertones ...

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Article: Interview

Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2

Read "Zakir Hussain: Making Music, Part 2-2" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Part 1 | Part 2 It seemed inevitable that Zakir Hussain would collaborate with jazz musicians as the '70s unfolded. Jazz had been sidling up to Indian classical music gradually since the early '60s. In 1962, Gary Peacock and Bud Shank played on Ravi Shankar's album Improvisations (World Pacific), although this was ...

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Article: Album Review

Joe Harriott: Chronology: Live 1968 - 69

Read "Chronology:  Live 1968 - 69" reviewed by Chris May


One of not-for-profit archive label Jazz In Britain's first releases in early 2020--then only on vinyl, but in summer 2021 reissued on CD—the Jamaican-born alto saxophonist and composer Joe Harriott's Chronology Live 1968—69 is also of interest for the spotlight it throws on another player who moved from his homeland to London in the 1950s, the ...

Article: Book Review

La rivoluzione di Joe Harriott nel jazz britannico, tra guerra fredda e spy stories

Read "La rivoluzione di Joe Harriott nel jazz britannico, tra guerra fredda e spy stories" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Subversion Through Jazz—The Birth of British Progressive Jazz in a Cold War Climate Matt Parker 286 pagine ISBN: #978-1-9163206-3-5 Jazz In Britain 2020 Nei primi anni sessanta è stato il sassofonista giamaicano Joe Harriott a condurre il jazz britannico nella sua fase adulta, sganciata dai modelli del New ...


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