One of the outstanding bass players in jazz history; he was equally at home in mainstream or bop.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
This album is important as an early milestone in pianist Gene Harris' second career. Harris, who had led the popular Three Sounds in the 1960s, had been living in obscurity in Boise, ID, for several years before he was urged by bassist Ray Brown to come to the West Coast for some recording sessions. Harrisbecame a permanent member of Brown's regular trio for quite a few years before launching his own quartet. He had lost none of his technique, soul, or swing in the interim, as he shows throughout this fine release. Seven of the eight numbers (highlighted by "Exactly Like You," "Teach Me Tonight," and "Sweet Georgia Brown") feature Brown, Harris, and drummer Gerryck King playing soulful bop, while "Mistreated But Undefeated Blues" adds guitarist Emily Remler and the tenor of Red Holloway. An excellent effort.
Gene Harris - piano
Gerryck King - drums
Emily Remler - guitar (tr.5)
Red Holloway - tenor sax (tr.5)
01.Exactly Like You (J.Burke/D.Fields/J.McHugh)...(00:00)
02.Cry Me A River (Arthur Hamilton)......(05:45)
03.Teach Me Tonight (S.Cahn/G.DePaul)....(11:29)
04.Take The ’’A’’ Train (Billy Strayhorn)....(16:17)
05.Mistreated But Undefeated Blues (Ray Brown)...(22:35)
06.That's All (A.Brandt/B.Haymes)......(26:49)
07.Easy Does It (C.Basie/S.K.Russell)..(32:35)
08.Sweet Georgia Brown (B.Bernie/K.Casey/M.Pinkard)...(36:35).