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Eddie Harris

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: October 20, 1934 | Died: November 5, 1994    

Eddie Harris was a one-of-a-kind, nonconformist multi- instrumentalist whose first recording, a saxophone rendition of the theme from the movie Exodus (1961), was a pop instrumental hit. Harris went to become one of the first jazz musicians to “plug in,” playing his horn through a Varitone attachment, and later invented the electric saxophone. One of the best ‘soul sax’ players ever, his collaboration with Les McCann was a major crossover impact beginning in 1969, when they performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival; together they also recorded “Compared To What” and “Swiss Movement”. Eddie Harris brought a lot into the music, and left us with an immense body of work....
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    Dancing By A Rainbow

    Repertoire Records
    2007
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    Exodus, The Best Of The Vee-Jay Years

    Repertoire Records
    2005
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    A Tale Of Two Cities

    Hyena Records
    2002
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    Yeah You Right

    Repertoire Records
    2001
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    Free Speech / That Is Why You're Overweight

    Repertoire Records
    2001
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    Live At Newport / Instant Death

    Repertoire Records
    2000
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    I Need Some Money / Bigger & Better

    Repertoire Records
    2000
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