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Ballad Essentials: Gene Harris

Gene Harris

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This compilation draws 11 tracks from nine Gene Harris albums recorded for Concord Records between 1989 and 1995, and what's striking is how consistent those tracks are. Working at slow tempos, Harris plus his accompanists -- ranging from piano-guitar-bass-drums quartets to a duet with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton ("At Last"); a trio with organist Jack McDuff and bass player Luther Hughes ("You Don't Know What Love Is"); and, finally, a solo piano piece ("Angel Eyes") -- maintain a bluesy, soulful approach that values expressive, yet precise playing. Harris usually takes the lead, though he makes a wonderful backup musician to Hamilton on the first half of "At Last" before executing a flourish and taking over for some attractive soloing even there. Like many other jazz musicians, Harris really came into his own in his maturity at Concord, and this is a good selection that demonstrates the strength of his overall catalog with the label.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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1
Sweet And Lovely (Album Version)
The Gene Harris Quartet
00:05:56

Jules Lemare, ComposerLyricist - Harry Tobias, ComposerLyricist - The Gene Harris Quartet, MainArtist - Gus Amheim, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1989 Concord Records, Inc.

2
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Album Version)
The Gene Harris Quartet
00:04:35

James Cox, ComposerLyricist - The Gene Harris Quartet, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Concord Jazz, Inc.

3
Until The Real Thing Comes Along (Album Version)
Gene Harris
00:06:24

L.E. Freeman, ComposerLyricist - Sammy Cahn, ComposerLyricist - SAUL CHAPLIN, ComposerLyricist - Gene Harris, MainArtist - Mann Holiner, ComposerLyricist - Alberta Nichols, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 Concord Jazz, Inc.

4
This Masquerade (Album Version)
The Gene Harris Quartet
00:06:22

Leon Russell, ComposerLyricist - The Gene Harris Quartet, MainArtist

℗ 1989 Concord Jazz, Inc.

5
At Last (Album Version)
The Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet
00:05:10

Harold Jones, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - RAY BROWN, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Harry Warren, ComposerLyricist - Mack Gordon, ComposerLyricist - Herb Ellis, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Scott Hamilton, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - The Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet, MainArtist

℗ 1990 Concord Jazz, Inc.

6
Everything Happens To Me (Album Version)
Gene Harris
00:06:42

Matt Dennis, ComposerLyricist - Gene Harris, MainArtist - Thomas Adair, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1994 Concord Jazz, Inc.

7
Black And Blue (Album Version)
The Gene Harris Quartet
00:06:32

Andy Razaf, ComposerLyricist - Harry Brooks, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Waller, ComposerLyricist - The Gene Harris Quartet, MainArtist

℗ 1991 Concord Jazz, Inc.

8
When You Wish Upon A Star
The Gene Harris Quartet
00:05:22

Jim Hawthorne, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Phillips, Producer, Assistant Producer - Ned Washington, ComposerLyricist - Leigh Harline, ComposerLyricist - Gene Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Humphrey, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Phil Edwards, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Gene Harris Quartet, MainArtist - Ron Eschete, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - George Horn, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - John Burk, Producer, Assistant Producer - Luther Hughes, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Carl Jefferson, Producer, Recording Producer

℗ 1995 Concord Jazz

9
You Don't Know What Love Is (Album Version)
Jack McDuff
00:04:59

Gene De Paul, ComposerLyricist - Don Raye, ComposerLyricist - Brother Jack McDuff, MainArtist

℗ 1996 Concord Records, Inc.

10
That's All (Live)
The Gene Harris Quartet
00:08:02

ALAN BRANDT, ComposerLyricist - BOB HAYMES, ComposerLyricist - The Gene Harris Quartet, MainArtist

℗ 1996 Concord Jazz, Inc.

11
Angel Eyes (Live At Maybeck Recital Hall, Berkeley, CA / 1993)
Gene Harris
00:06:43

Nick Phillips, Producer, Assistant Producer - David Luke, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Earl Brent, ComposerLyricist - Matt Dennis, ComposerLyricist - Gene Harris, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - George Horn, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bud Spangler, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Carl Jefferson, Producer, Recording Producer - Barbara Fisher, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1993 Concord Jazz

Album Description

This compilation draws 11 tracks from nine Gene Harris albums recorded for Concord Records between 1989 and 1995, and what's striking is how consistent those tracks are. Working at slow tempos, Harris plus his accompanists -- ranging from piano-guitar-bass-drums quartets to a duet with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton ("At Last"); a trio with organist Jack McDuff and bass player Luther Hughes ("You Don't Know What Love Is"); and, finally, a solo piano piece ("Angel Eyes") -- maintain a bluesy, soulful approach that values expressive, yet precise playing. Harris usually takes the lead, though he makes a wonderful backup musician to Hamilton on the first half of "At Last" before executing a flourish and taking over for some attractive soloing even there. Like many other jazz musicians, Harris really came into his own in his maturity at Concord, and this is a good selection that demonstrates the strength of his overall catalog with the label.
© William Ruhlmann /TiVo

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