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Gene Harris: Live in London

Recorded in 1996 with British musicians Jim Mullen (guitar), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Martin Drew (drums), this set finds pianist Harris in typically rousing form. One minute he’s tinkling along understated and easy like Basie and the next he’s rolling out the big block chords and stomping like Oscar Peterson. His bluesiness and huge sense of swing defy you to sit still. From his early days as leader of the Three Sounds through his work with bassist Ray Brown’s trio in the ’90s, Harris, who died at age 66 in 2000, was a crowd pleaser in the best sense of the term.

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