Eddie Harris 20 Years of Original Songs

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20 Years of Original Songs

 
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This 125 page book contains a generous collection of musical scores for combo and small instrumental ensembles, written and recorded by Eddie Harris. They represent a wide variety of musical styles such as: Jazz, Blues, African, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Pop, Fusion, and Ballads.

20 Years of Original Songs is a valuable source of information for all professionals and music students who want to learn more about this great American musical art form called Jazz and all of its related styles.

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Each composition, whether a short repetitive vamp or an extended form is a vehicle for improvisation. Some compositions like "Inapplicable Concord" and "Fragmentary Apparitions," have unusual chord progressions. Other compositions such as "Freedom Jazz Dance" have distinctive melodies with unique intervallic structure. There is also the hard swinging "1974 Blues" written in 7/4 time.

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Jazz Saxophonist Eddie Harris, born October 20, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois has recorded over 70 records and has displayed his prowess as a pianist, vocalist and a trumpeter occasionally moving into soul, bluesy and funk grooves. Some of his most popular hits include: "Exodus" (the first jazz record to earn a Gold Certification and sold more than 2 million copies in the early 1960's) "Listen Here", "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Compared To What." Some of his music collaborators include: Jeff Beck, Les McCann and Poncho Sanchez. Eddie's pioneering work in musical electronics and the effective conjunction of different elements of blues, rhythm,and blues, jazz and funk has had a very marked and widespread influence in so much of what is generally considered today's music. From 1956 through 1996, Eddie Harris appeared throughout the United States, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, France, England, Belgium, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Russia, other European countries, Hong King, Japan, Ghana, and South Africa.

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