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Eddie Harris - Exodus, The Best Of The Vee-Jay Years album download Performer: Eddie Harris
Album: Exodus, The Best Of The Vee-Jay Years
Released: 2005
Style: Easy Listening
Size MP3: 1398 mb.
Size FLAC: 1152 mb.
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 168

All tracks produced originally by Vee Jay 1961 to 1963. This compilation produced by Licensemusic. Matrix, Runout: BP-24950 SNAP247CD. Rights Society: MCPS.

Artist: Eddie Harris Genre: Jazz Release Date: 08/30/2005 Label: Vee Jay Records Recording: Studio Length: Format: CD. Dig-Deeper. We're All In This Together (CD) Walter Trout. So Much Guitar (LP) Wes Montgomery. Listen Here: The Very Best Of Eddie Harris (CD) Eddie Harris. Plug Me In (LP) Eddie Harris Las Vegas 1985 (CD) Eddie Harris. Exodus To Jazz, Mighty Like A Rose, Jazz For "Breakfast At Tiffany's" (LP) Eddie Harris. Silver Cycles (LP) Eddie Harris. High Voltage (CD) Eddie Harris.

Harris' best-known compositions are "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Listen Here", but it's "Exodus" that brought instant public acclaim and censors' critical disaffection. Eddie Harris' "Exodus to Jazz", his 1961 Vee Jay album, became the first jazz album ever to be certified gold. Exodus' sales exceeded one million dollars, an astounding and unprecedented phenomenon for a jazz artist. A jazz record that sold an unheard of two million copies! Pretentious purists denigrated Harris and his commercial success. The sixteen songs on this anthology capture Harris' tenor mastery at the beginning of his career. Eight of the songs are originals, six penned by Harris, and two by Willie Pickens, the pianist on the "Exodus To Jazz" album. Harris, accompanied by a fine rhythm section, (piano, guitar, bass, and drums), blows his tenor saxophone masterfully.

Eddie Harris - Exodus: The Best Of The Vee-Jay Years (2005) CD NEW SPEEDYPOST. Eddie was an extremely eclectic artist who moved freely from the avant-garde to pure pop, sometimes on the same album. One thing that Eddie could do that alludes many jazz musicians was write a simple catchy tune that is appealing to a wide, even non-jazz audience. This Best of features those popular tunes that are in Eddie’s signature mix of hard bop, Latin tinged soul jazz and proto funk.

eddie harris, eddie harris exodus to jazz Eddie Harris October 20, 1934 – November 5, 1996 was an American jazz musician, best known for playing tenor saxophone and for introducing the electrically amplified saxophone He was also fluent on the electric piano and organ His best-known compositions are "Freedom Jazz Dance", recorded and popularized by Miles Davis in 1966, and "Listen Here"1. 1997: The Last Concert ; with WDR Big Band. 2005: Exodus: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years Charly. With Buddy Montgomery. Ties of Love Landmark, 19868.

Eddie Harris - Exodus. wav Pre-gap length 0:00:02. One of the biggest hit jazz LPs of the post-rock & roll era, Eddie Harris' Exodus to Jazz seemed to come completely out of left field. It was the debut album by a previously unknown artist from an under-publicized scene in Chicago, and it was released on the primarily R&B-oriented Vee Jay label, which had originally signed Harris as a pianist, not a tenor saxophonist.

The Best of Eddie Harris. Cool Sax From Hollywood To Broadway. Cool Sax, Warm Heart. The impetus for its breakthrough was equally unlikely; Harris adapted Ernest Gold's stately, somber theme from the Biblical film Exodus - which had been covered for an easy listening hit by Ferrante & Teicher - and made it into a laid-back jazz tune

Best Of The Essential Years: Eddie Harris. Harris returned to Chicago in 1960 and soon signed with the successful, locally based Vee Jay, which was better known for its R&B and blues acts. Although the label signed Harris as a pianist, he played only tenor sax on his first album. That album, 1961's Exodus to Jazz, would become one of jazz's most surprising success stories. That instrument became the focus of 1967's The Electrifying Eddie Harris, a bluesy, funky soul-jazz classic that marked Harris as one of the very few sax players to develop a distinctive, personal style on the electric sax that was also unique to the instrument's capabilities. A re-recorded version of "Listen Here" (originally featured on The Tender Storm) gave Harris a second major hit single; it just barely missed the R&B Top Ten, which helped send the LP to number two on the R&B album charts.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Lolita Marie
Written-By – Harris*
2 Half And Half
Written-By – Harris*
3 A. T. C.
Written-By – Harris*
4 Moon River
Written-By – Mancini*, Mercer*
5 A. M. Blues
Written-By – Harris*, Pickens*
6 Exodus
Written-By – Gold*
7 Willow, Weep For Me
Written-By – Ronell*
8 Antidote
Written-By – Harris*
9 Alicia
Written-By – Harris*
10 Mighty Like A Rose
Written-By – Nevin*, Stanton*
11 Breakfast At Tiffany's
Written-By – Mancini*
12 Spartacus (Love Theme)
Written-By – North*
13 Lawrence Of Arabia
Written-By – Harris*
14 Ceu Y Mar
Written-By – Alf*
15 Laura
Written-By – Raskin*, Mercer*
16 Mima
Written-By – Schifrin*

Companies, etc.

  • Remastered At – Charly Studios
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  • Compiled By, Liner Notes – Clive Anderson


All tracks produced originally by Vee Jay 1961 to 1963. This compilation produced by Licensemusic.com Aps, copyright by Licensemusic.com Aps

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Written): 8 03415 12472 5
  • Label Code: LC 08477
  • Matrix / Runout: BP-24950 SNAP247CD
  • Rights Society: MCPS