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Eddie Harris
Genres: Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Eddie Harris
Title: Excursions
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Original Release Date: 1/1/1973
Re-Release Date: 9/26/2000
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Bebop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 090431640920, 081227684167

CD Reviews

Finally it's out!
William Jones | Rockville, MD USA | 10/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is more than just a historical curiosity. These selections were recorded between 1966 and 1973. From the sound of it, they proceed in reverse chronological order. "Drunk Man" sounds like it was left off the "I Need Some Money" or "That is Why You're Overweight" albums. Except it's better! Turbulence is like nothing I've ever heard Eddie Harris play. It sounds like Jimi Hendrix's "Band of Gypsies" period if Jimi played Electronic Saxophone in Santana's Miles Davis-influenced, Mid-seventies period. Whooh! Weird. On the second CD, there is very nice straight ahead stuff, including selections he recorded with Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and Ron Carter. Very Heady Stuff. Amazing re-issue."
What a pleasant surprise!
William Jones | Rockville, MD USA | 09/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now all those old record guides will have to be re-written...they all say "good luck searching through the bins for this one" it's on CD! No more glib comments from record store employees who saw it two years ago and snatched it up for themselves--along with James Brown's best unreleased albums from the seventies...finding this is like finding an old friend...there's a lot of catching up to do! All Eddie Harris's best bands from the late 60's and early 70's are in here...I don't need the liner notes to guess what happened (even if these Collectables re-releases HAD liner notes)...too much material, they got left off albums...some stuff from the Mean Greens period...a post Listen Here, "Listen Here Goes Funky"...the band levitates..."Drunk Man" sounds like Jack Johnson era Miles Davis--a Drunk Jack Johnson era Miles Davis! Eddie didn't kid around...God Bless You Eddie Harris!"
Farrrrrrrr out!
Awesome!!! | California | 08/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"first off how dope is the cover? eddie in drag! tight! wish they would have done the cover art more justice..but thats the classics label for ya. anyway kudos to them for releasing my favorite eddie harris jam..this has got it all..electric pysch freak outs...funky jamming and hard bop idioms..this sucker is killer...get it."