Joe Harriott

Free Form & Abstract - Revisited (ezz-thetics 1121-2)

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Free Form & Abstract - Revisited

Joe Harriott

Ezz-thetics

752156112129

EZZ 165506

ezz-thetics 1121-2

JAZZ

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CD 16,51 €

• 2-CD DIGIPACK EDITION

Abstract is split over two dates some months apart, with some change of focus over the set. Free Form has more of the drama of a single creative moment. By some later standards, Harriott’s innovations might even seem cautious. On every track, at least one of the familiar parameters – tonality, regular rhythm, timbre – is retained as Harriott weighs anchor and pushes off into deeper waters.

This is exciting music as much for what it retains as what it rejects. The reading of Rollins’ famous Oleo on Abstract is probably the clearest expression of what is special and different about these records, but the opening “Subject” on the same album jumps straight into a sound-world which is both more alien and more traditional than anything Ornette ever dared.

PERSONNEL, TRACKS & DATE:

  • CD ONE (45:59)
  • JOE HARRIOTT QUINTET - FREE FORM REVISTED
  • Joe Harriott - alto saxophone
  • Shake Kane - trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Pat Smythe - piano
  • Coleridge Goode - double bass
  • Phil Seaman - drums
  • 01 Formation
  • 02 Coda
  • 03 Abstract
  • 04 Impression
  • 05 Parallel
  • 06 Straight Lines
  • 07 Calypso
  • 08 Tempo
  • Recorded November 1960 in London.
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  • CD TWO (45:44)
  • JOE HARRIOTT QUINTET - ABSTRACT REVISITED
  • Joe Harriott-- alto saxophone
  • Shake Kane - trumpet & flugelhorn
  • Pat Smythe - piano
  • Coleridge Goode - double bass
  • Bobby Orr - drums [1–4]
  • Phil Seaman - drums [5–8]
  • Frank Holder - bongos [5 & 8]
  • Recorded November 22, 1961 [5–8] & May 10, 1962 [tracks 1–4] in London.
  • 01 Subject by Joe Harriott / John Mayer
  • 02 Shadows
  • 03 Oleo by Sonny Rollins
  • 04 Modal
  • 05 Tonal
  • 06 Pictures
  • 07 Idioms
  • 08 Compound