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Black and Blue

Gene Harris Audio CD
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One of the most accessible of all jazz pianists, Gene Harris' soulful style (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of a Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing in an Army band (1951-1954), he formed a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy which was, by 1956, known as the Three Sounds. The group was quite popular, ... Read more in Amazon's Gene Harris Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Dec 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Concord
  • ASIN: B0000006K6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,689 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9. The Song Is You
10. Will You Still Be Mine

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great Gene! 29 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love Gene Harris' playing, and this album doesn't fail to satisfy. With plenty of blues, and some great ballads, this CD is perfect for jazz piano fans who like a bit of soul! The highlights for me are either "The Best Things in Life are Free" simply for the classic Harris sound, or "Song is You" for beautiful, lush harmony. If you like Gene Harris, buy this. No questions asked.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great 27 April 2014
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I have had several Gene Harris albums.I have never found a perfect one,but this is the nearest to what I want from him.Although he is great at ballads it seems he is really at home in the blues style as on this CD...Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Undersung genius 27 Sep 2013
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Sublime listening. We saw Curtis Stigers play in the Dene Street Pizza Express and he cited Gene Harris as mentor and inspiration - so thank you, Mr Stigers. Gene Harris is a great musician.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "marvel at Gene Harris music, as natural as sunshine" 3 Feb 2001
By J. Lovins - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Now to many people Gene Harris' style varies - Hard-Bop, Fusion, Soul-Jazz, but no one, and I mean no one can play the "Blues" better than this man. Harris is known to jazz aficionados, and to his peers, as one of the "Greatest Blues Pianists in the World", and his fame is finally catching up with his virtuosity. And critic Joe Morgenstern adds - "I never cease to marvel at the joyous might of Gene Harris' music."
Following this mans career - Gene Harris & The Four Sounds, Gene Harris & The Three Sounds, Gene Harris & the Philip Morris Super Band, Gene Harris All-Star Big Band, Gene Harris Trio and now, the Gene Harris Quartet...all have that driving blues-force we've come to love and enjoy. Harris strived for perfection, always knew exactly who he was and what he was doing in this life. His combination of ineffable delicacy and inexorable power became richer and fuller with each day, like natural sunshine, just keeps shining through.
With gifted accomplices like Ron Eschete (guitar), Luther Hughes (bass) and Harold Jones (drums), Gene sets out free as a bird with arrangements that send you reeling, as the quartet just keeps moving on filling in the gaps, great stirring performances all around.
Of course there are stand outs - "THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE" the whole group swings, swings and then swings some more..."NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT", a Jimmy Cox tune brings out some gospel-soul that will lift your spirits, inspirational..."BLUE BOSSA" has the rhythm section working over-time, but Gene knows what needs to be done..."WILL YOU STILL BE MINE", almost ten minutes in length, Harris takes the group into orbit and steers them into a classic performance.
The highlight is - "BLACK AND BLUE", the great "Fats" Waller tune, recorded several times by Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong with clever and impassioned lyrics has become a classic, but listen to this slow-tempo arrangement by Harris, blues pours from a cup of love and understanding, sending a message that is LOUD AND CLEAR.
Total Time: 62:22 on 10 Tracks...Concord Jazz CCD-4482...(1991)
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gene "Swing" Harris Does It Again! 8 Feb 1999
By hurstcastle@webtv.net John Hurst - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Gene Harris, the swinging, gentle giant has once again put together a wonderful quartet with Ron Eschete on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass and Harold Jones on drums. This group makes me smile when I hear them. Their rendition of "Blue Bossa" should be re-named "Swing Bossa".It's GREAT! If I was only allowed to have a handful of CD's, this would be one of them.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gene Harris at his best 2 Jun 2005
By S. Gnatz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I admit it, I'm a huge Gene Harris fan. I'm working on collecting all of his 89 (or so) recordings including the Japanese imports. But, without a doubt, Black and Blue is Gene Harris at his finest. You can put this album on and listen from start to finish and feel great the whole way through. If you could only buy one Gene Harris album, this is it.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 1 Aug 2005
By Flavio Cipparrone - Published on Amazon.com
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I have 3 other albums by Gene Harris.
Gene was a superb pianist. His choice of harmony and his peculiar technique of chord attack turned him into one of my preferred jazz pianists, along with Oscar Peterson.
I am also a pianist. I know it is very difficult to make an album review. We are not able to transmit all the emotion of such an experience, so that I urge you to listen the tracks.

While awaiting a kidney transplant, Gene Harris died on January 16, 2000, at the age of 66.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gene's finest 22 Dec 2004
By Stephen Carr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I am a big Gene Harris fan. Black and Blue is my favorite, hands down. This one will not disappoint.
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