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Joe Harriott

Joseph Arthurlin 'Joe' Harriott was a Jamaican jazz musician and composer, whose principal instrument was the alto saxophone.

Initially a bebopper, he is now widely acknowledged as one of the worldwide pioneers of free jazz. He was educated at Kingston's famed Alpha Boys School, which produced a number of prominent Jamaican musicians. He moved to the UK as a working musician in 1951 and lived in the country for the rest of his life. Harriott was part of a wave of Caribbean jazz musicians who arrived in Britain during the 1950s, including Dizzy Reece, Harold McNair, Harry Beckett and Wilton Gaynair.

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Discography

Joe Harriott Quintet: Movement / High Spirits

Joe Harriott Quintet:...

Dutton Vocalion
2012

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The Joe Harriott Story

The Joe Harriott Story

Proper Box UK
2011

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Journey

Kedar Entertainment Group
2011

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Partying With Joe

Kedar Entertainment Group
2011

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Killer Joe!

Killer Joe!

Giant Steps
2007

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Genius

Kedar Entertainment Group
2000

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