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Eddie Harris

Born: October 20, 1934 | Died: November 5, 1994    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Eddie Harris

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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