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The Gene Harris Quartet

One of the most accessible of all jazz pianists, Gene Harris' soulful style (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of a Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing in an Army band (1951-1954), he formed a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy which was, by 1956, known as the Three Sounds. The group was quite popular, and recorded regularly during 1956-1970 for Blue Note and Verve. Although the personnel changed and the music became more R&B-oriented in the early '70s, Harris retained the Three Sounds name for his later Blue Note sets. He retired to Boise, ID, in 1977, and was largely forgotten when Ray Brown persuaded him to return to the spotlight in the early '80s. Harris worked for a time with the Ray Brown Trio and led his own quartets in the years to follow, recording regularly for Concord and heading the Phillip Morris Superband on a few tours; 1998's Tribute to Count Basie even earned a Grammy nomination. While awaiting a kidney transplant, he died on January 16, 2000, at the age of 66. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Live In London

1. There Is No Greater Love (Live)

2. Blue Monk (Live)

3. My Funny Valentine (Live)

4. In A Mellow Tone (Live)

5. Misty (Live)

6. Blues Closer (Live)

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Track List: It's The Real Soul

1. Summertime (live)

2. You Don't Know Me (live)

3. Lady Be Good (live)

4. Straight, No Chaser (live)

5. Menage A Bleu

6. My Funny Valentine

7. Estroil Soul

8. That's All

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Track List: Brotherhood

1. I Remember You

2. For Once In My Life

3. The Brotherhood Of Man

5. The Sidewinder

6. I Told You So

7. September Song

8. This Little Light Of Mine

9. A Beautiful Friendship

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Track List: Funky Gene's

1. Blues For Basie

2. The Trouble With Hello Is Goodbye

3. Old Funky Gene's

5. Nice 'N' Easy

6. Ahmad's Blues

7. Bye Bye Blues

8. Children Of Sanchez

9. Blues In Hoss' Flat

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Track List: A Little Piece Of Heaven

1. Blues In Baxter's Pad

2. Take The "A" Train

3. Blues For Ste. Chappelle

4. Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)

5. Pensativa

6. How Long Has This Been Going On

7. Scotch And Soda

8. My Little Suede Shoes

9. Old Dog Blues

10. Ode To Billy Joe

11. Sentimental Journey

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Track List: Like A Lover

1. Like A Lover

2. Misterioso

3. Strollin'

5. Jeannine

6. I Can't Stop Loving You

7. You Make Me Feel So Young

8. Oh! Look At Me Now

9. Just One More Chance

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Track List: Black And Blue

1. Another Star

2. Black And Blue

3. C. C. Rider

4. Hot Toddy

5. The Best Things In Life Are Free

6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

7. It Might As Well Be Spring

8. Blue Bossa

9. The Song Is You

10. Will You Still Be Mine

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Track List: Listen Here!

1. This Masquerade

2. Don't Be That Way

3. I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling

4. Listen Here

5. This Can't Be Love

6. To You

7. Blues For Jezebel

8. Sweet And Lovely

9. Lullabye

10. The Song Is Ended

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It doesn't get any better than this. Gene was the best jazz pianist the world has ever heard.
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mmd862
A beautiful, gorgeous tune.
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Mine too! Although I loved Oscar P. (he actually played a hot medley for the lady star -now deceased -that I was escorting to dinner at Ambassador West in Chi town)--never t h e l e s s somehow Gene Harris grabs my ear more! Just love listening to this mans groove!
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My man! The best of blues and a swingin groove. More down home than Oscar. Wish I could've seen him live.
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Great talent. Newer artists should listen... And learn.
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What a wonderful talent, absolutely brilliant!
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lwhitaker15
Worked for 4 years as a bartender in Peter Schotts in the 80's,were Gene Played in Boise. Got to know him and his wife Janie well. Love it that I discovered this on Pandora.
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steve_egge
About 30 years ago I saw Gene, Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton at the Kawumba Jazz Center in Santa Cruz...best show ever. Saw Jeff a few months ago at the same venue with his trio which also was good. The priore performance however was great
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vedkurt
He had a yearly jazz festival in Boise. Loved it.
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I met Gene years ago. We played a pickup game of basket at a park in mid city Los Angeles. A Far Real Brother. Peace
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Is He related to Eddie Harris?!?
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hlore58
Ahhh...lovin g this.
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I was in a record store years ago and they were sampling the Otter's Crest album in the store. I immediately became a fan! A few months later I was at business dinner at the Idahoan Hotel in Boise ID. During dinner I heard this fabulous piano music coming from the bar, I asked the waiter who was playing and he said it was Gene Harris! I immediately went into the bar introduced myself to him and we spent the rest of the evening enjoying his great music. That was a thrill I think of often.

BF/SC
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mdhertz6
This is a very good great song
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white34135
SO TOTALLY AT EASE IN ALL HIS WORKS....... . . .
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I've been listening to the Gene Harris band for a while and play their music nearly every day. I also pick up my guitar and learn the arrangements . . . s u c h great joy and musicianship !
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So, so wonderful.
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So right. Right as rain.
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A true classic..... . . .
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Sweet and Lonely is TRULY Sweet....... . . g r e a t for daydreaming about .....How sweet it is to be alive and well today....... . . . a n d no hearing aids either......
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Hot Toddy...is so very relaxing and soothing, great for making love to..... thanks again Pandora
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tadlad
Had the pleasure of bringing Gene and his wife from the Phoenix airport to Sedona several years ago, where he played on our Sedona Jazz On The Rocks Festival. A beautiful person and So talented!! TAD'S JAZZ
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lsimone519
I think the best work done by Gene Harris was accomplished when he played with Ray Brown. Outstanding !!
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7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby.
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From NYC,, miss the real jazz played in the city
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sorry for the following:
Don't read this cause it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life.tomorro w w will be the best day of your life.however if you don't post this you will die in two days.now you've started reading so don't stop.this is so scary.put this on at least 5songs in 143 minutes.when done press f6 and your lovers name will come on screen in big letters. This is scary because it really works.
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deplumer
Got and kept my attention! This cat is sweet. Another great Pandora find in a city with practically no (real) jazz on the Radio, if radio still exists.
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My Funny Valentine... . I just loved the way Gene Started it. I have never heard an interpretati o n with so much feeling, tenderness and expression. The cadence was genius. I had to stop what I was doing and listen. Then he did that scale progression thing up and down, it got all clumsy, the feeling went out of it and it just feel out of the sky? Poor Valentine. It's not funny any more is it.
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Superlatives fail, chops and taste deluxe.
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Alfa beat
I have always wanted to hear a duet with Gene Harris and McCoy Tyner,
What a dynamic duo that would be.
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Moments like this are why I am thankful God gave me the ability to appreciate jazz in all it's forms.... Man oh Man is this cat nice
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I can never listen to Gene Harris without smiling! The man's joy of playing and respect for bouncy tunes and soulful melodies is contagious. RIP, Gene. You are gone but will never be forgotten, maestro!
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wibalemt
OMG! The memories I have with Listen Here...my Mother used to say, Please put on Listen Here!
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tsnider541
You forgot to mention that the guitarist is Ron Eschete , one of the best.
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roygerard
Heard this song (Will you still be mine?) while driving through Omaha in 2006 or 07... never heard of him until then, and boy was I hooked! I'd like to see them dance with the stars to this number!
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I can hear the Junior Mance and Red Garland in his open voicings. So tasty, propulsive, and swinging. Never a dull moment and seems to bring out the best in sidemen.
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JazzFestival Bern 1998, best live Harris recordings ever.
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walker104
Super talent. But then there's Bill Evans, Red Garland, Hank Jones, Keith Jarrett and my favcrite, Michel Petrucciani.
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elcue
so so sweet. bluesy, jazzy perfection.
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a bar's worth a thousand words..
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BEST EVER GETS MY GROOVE ON
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The best blues player....EV E R .
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ajimani01
Gene Harris is fantastic! I had forgotten how much I enjoy his music.
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dbeach80
so cooooooooooo o o o o o o o o o o o o o o l
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Mr. Groove
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Love that Lullaby !
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Man, these are some tasty licks.Lovin' it!
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Saw Gene perform in March 1999, the year before he died at the Blue Note in NYC. He was obviously sick at that time but still performed for an hour and a half. OMG, what a talent
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i listened to Gene and the 3 Sounds in college back in the mid 1960s..loved them! Sorry to hear his died.
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