Bar code: 8436019587560
This release contains all of Barry Harris 1976 trio performances recorded live in Tokyo with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Leroy Williams.
This material has never been previously issued in its entirety on one sole edition. Carefully remastered, includes comprehensive 12-page booklet.
01. LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (10:37)
02. ORNITHOLOGY (5:49)
03. SALT PEANUTS (5:35)
04. A SOFT SPOT (5:49)
05. ROUND MIDNIGHT (5:57)
06. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA (9:11)
07. ORNITHOLOGY [Version II] (6:39)
08. TEA FOR TWO (4:43)
09. DANCE OF THE INFIDELS (5:37)
10. ILL REMEMBER (APRIL 8:43)
11. FUKAI AIJO (4:15)
12. UN POCO LOCO (6:31)
Total time: 79:26 min.
Tracks #4-5 & 8-12, originally issued as part of "Tokyo: 1976" (Xanadu 177)
Rest of trio tracks taken from the album "Live in Tokyo" (Xanadu 130)
Barry Harris (pìano), Sam Jones (bass), Leroy Williams (drums).
Tracks #1-3: Recorded live at Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, on April 1, 1976
Tracks #4-7: Same location but recorded on April 12, 1976
Tracks #8-12: Recorded live at Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo, on April 14, 1976
"All of pianist Barry Harris' Xanadu records of the 1970s are gems, featuring the bop master in particularly inspired form. Many of the Xanadu artists toured Japan in 1976, resulting in several records, including Harris' Live in Tokyo and this LP. This album of leftovers not released on the other sets sticks to bebop standards. Harris performs four numbers (lengthy explorations of "Like Someone in Love" and "Night in Tunisia," plus two versions of "Ornithology") in a trio with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Leroy Williams. [...] Although not containing any real surprises, this swinging, straight-ahead music is quite enjoyable."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide