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No it isn't
John F. Temmerman | Skokie, Il United States | 01/18/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a BIG Eddie Harris fan. This is by no means the best of Eddie Harris. There are a couple of good cuts (basically, the first 3 or 4) and the rest represent meanderings by misguded producers and squander Harris' immense talent.There are other compiations of Harris that are better. Any album claiming to be the best of Eddie Harris would have to have Exodus and SOMETHING from Swiss Movement.Buy Swiss Movement instead (the version with the bonus track) and then get the Artists's Choice CD, which is much more representative of Harris' skills."
Excellent tunes are lost in dated arrangements, muddy mix
Jeff Carsten | Charlotte, NC USA | 10/22/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is a CD of the '65 - '73 period, featuring Harris on tenor sax, often embellished with a Conn multivider and studio manipulation. The Harris sound is unique -- soulful, breathy, reaching for the highest register, and wonderfully melodic. Many of the tunes are icons of the period, if not standards. Regrettably, they have not weathered very well over the past 30 years. Arrangements are dated, reminiscent of the TV themes of the '70's. Remember "Hawaii 5-0"? Creed Taylor? The arrangers on this album went to the same school. And the mix sounds as if Harris were in the linen closet while the rhythm section was in the studio. Regrettably, there were 6 producers credited on this disc, which is 5 too many."
The man is just awesome
John F. Temmerman | 05/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been listening to Eddie Harris ever since I was a kid. How I started listening to jazz was oneday my mother was listening to one of Mr. Harris's records "Listen Here" on 45 RPM. My mother is also a big fan too. My brother has every collection of Eddie Harris. The man is just electrifying as with his ablum titled The Electrifying Eddie Harris/Plug Me In. When you hear Eddie Harris you just start patting your feet and you can't stop. Me, my brother and my mother went to see him when he came to Detroit in the early to late nineties. He was bad then and he still is bad after his death. I taught that I would never be into jazz as a kid but when I started listening to this man and other jazz artist, I was just spoken for words on how good that music was sounding. My favorite songs are Listen Here, Moving on Out, That's Why You're Over Weight and It's Alright Now. I recommend that anyone who is a jazz lover get this album. The man is just awesome."