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The Career Of Gene Harris

Mar 4, 2018

Jazz Unlimited for March 4, 2018 will be “The Career of Gene Harris.”  Pianist Gene Harris had two careers.  The first was from 1966 to 1976 with “The Three Sounds,” which was followed by semi-retirement in Boise, Idaho.  Ray Brown rediscovered him in 1983.  His joyous career continued until his heath in 2000.   We will hear him with “The Three Sounds,” Anita O’Day, Stanley Turrentine, Lou Donaldson and James Clay from his first career and Scott Hamilton, his own quartet, the 20th Jazz Festival All-Stars, Milt Jackson, the Ray Brown Trio, Ernestine Anderson, his “Alley Cats” group, the Ray Brown quintet and two all-star Big Bands from his second career.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of March 12, 2018.

This is a 1989 version of "Summertime" with Gene Harris (p) Ray Brown (b) and Jeff Hamilton (d) at the concord Jazz Festival.