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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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Albums

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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[no cover]
Journey
Kedar Entertainment Group
2011
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[no cover]
Partying With Joe
Kedar Entertainment Group
2011
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Killer Joe!
Killer Joe!
Giant Steps
2007
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[no cover]
Genius
Kedar Entertainment Group
2000
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