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Wendell Harrison

Detroit-based jazz musician Wendell Harrison is a recording artist, performer, teacher, author and entrepreneur. His fame as a clarinetist and saxophonist has spread throughout the United States, Africa, The Caribbean, Middle East, and Europe. His instruction book, the Be Boppers Method Book I with accompanying CD and the Be Boppers Method Book II with CD, is an essential aid for young musicians. Currently, Wendell has been touring the USA performing concerts and conducting workshops.

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“That noble wooden instrument, the clarinet has a few heroes these days. Buddy DeFranco, Eddie Daniels, Alvin Batiste, the late John Carter, and Don Byron are integrating it into the contemporary language of improvised music., Add to that list Detroiter Wendell Harrison.” Michael G. Nastos - DOWNBEAT

“Wendell Harrison's RUSH & HUSTLE is something new under the sun.” Thomas Conrad - DOWNBEAT

“Wendell Harrison is a composer , author, and educator as well as a skilled and versatile woodwind player.” Tom Jacobson - JAZZ TIMES

“Since the swing era, there have been precious few clarinetists in jazz generally, and particularly among those embracing the styles of the post-bop period

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Albums

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It's About Damn Time
Enja Records
2011
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Reawakening - Wendell...
Enja Records
2004
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Rush & Hustle
Enja Records
1999
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Live In Concert:...
Enja Records
1992
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Fly By Night
Enja Records
1990
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The Carnivorous Lady
Enja Records
1988
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Videos

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Eddie Daniels Eddie Daniels
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Alvin Batiste Alvin Batiste
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Don Byron Don Byron
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Jimmy Hamilton Jimmy Hamilton
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