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“Live Right Now” to be featured in upcoming Ken Burns documentary

In Fall 2017, PBS will air The Vietnam War, Ken Burns Documentary will perform the song, Live Right Now by Eddie.

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“Freedom Jazz Dance” featured on HBO’s “Vinyl”

In March 2016, Eddie’s composition,  Freedom Jazz Dance was played in the new Vinyl series. The show listing is on HBO cable network.

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Joey Alexander performs “Freedom Jazz Dance” at the 2016 Grammy Awards

During the pre-Grammy Awards show 2016, Joey Alexander performed Eddie’s  composition, Freedom Jazz Dance.

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“Cold Duck Time” featured on A&E’s “Bates Motel”

Eddie’s composition “Cold Duck Time” was featured in the eighth episode of the second season of A&E’s acclaimed series “Bates Motel.”

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“Time To Do Your Thing” featured on SNL’s 40th Year Celebration

Eddie’s composition, “Time To Do your Thing” was featured as part of the soundtrack during Saturday Night Live’s 40th Year Celebration – Episode on 2-14-2015.

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Eddie Harris was born October 20, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his career as a singer in various Baptist churches throughout Chicago. Around the age of 3, Eddie’s cousin, Bernice Benson, who played piano at Eddie’s mother’s church, began teaching him how to play the piano where he learned to play by ear and eventually learned to read music.

 

Eddie learned to play the clarinet, vibraphone, and saxophone while attending DuSable High School in Chicago, Illinois under the guidance of a well-known and influential musical director, Captain Walter Dyett. Captain Dyett was responsible for the development of several Jazz musicians who came out of Chicago from the 1940’s to the early 1960’s. Eddie always wanted to play the saxophone simply because he admired the way it looked, however in order to play saxophone for Captain Dyett one had to play the clarinet first, so Eddie’s first wind instrument was the clarinet.

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Discography
Exodus To Jazz
1961
Mighty Like A Rose
1961
Jazz For “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”
1961
A Study In Jazz
1962
Eddie Harris Goes To The Movies
1962
The Lost Album Plus The Better Half
1962
Bossa Nova
1963
Half and Half
1963
Cool Sax, Warm Heart
1964
Here Comes The Judge
1964
Cool Sax from Hollywood to Broadway
1964
For Bird and Bags
1965
The In Sound
1966
The Tender Storm
1966
Mean Greens
1967
Plug Me In
1968
The Electrifying Eddie Harris
1968
High Voltage
1969
Swiss Movement
1969
The Genius of Eddie Harris
1969
Free Speech
1970
Silver Cycles
1970
Pourquoi L’Amerique
1970
The Best of Eddie Harris
1970
Come On Down!
1970
Live at Newport
1970
Second Movement
1971
Instant Death
1972
Eddie Harris Sings the Blues
1972
Love… From A Horn
1972
Excursions
1973
E.H. in the U.K.
1974
Is It In
1974
I Need Some Money
1975
Black Sax
1975
Bad Luck Is All I Have
1975
The Reason Why I’m Talking S–t
1975
That Is Why You’re Overweight
1976
How Can You Live Like That?
1977
I’m Tired of Driving
1978
Playin’ With Myself
1979
Sounds Incredible
1981
The Versatile Eddie Harris
1981
The Real Electrifying Eddie Harris
1982
Exploration
1983
A Tale of Two Cities
1983
Homecoming
1985
Eddie Who?
1986
People Get Funny
1987
Live in Berlin
1988
For You, For Me, For Evermore
1993
Listen Here
1993
Yeah You Right
1993
Dancing by a Rainbow
1996
All The Way-Live
1996
The Last Concert
1997
Tonight
1997
Greater Than the Sum of His Parts
1998
Moonglow
1999
Exodus: The Best of the Vee-Jay Years
2005
Gone With the Wind & Other Favorites
2009

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Eddieisms – $10

Eddieisms/Take Note is a 4×6 pocket size booklet of theories and principles for musicians and artists written by Eddie Harris based on his study of music throughout his life coupled with his experiences as a professional traveling musician.

The Eddie Harris Piano Classics – $35

The Eddie Harris Piano Classics consists of 24 Eddie Harris compositions, for the moderately skilled player, that have been arranged for solo piano by David Berger. The arrangements of the compositions consist of three staves. The top stave is a lead sheet of each compositions as to exactly how Eddie played it. The bottom two staves consist of a piano arrangement that present the essence of the groove and harmonic sense of each composition. The compositions are written to provide the rhythmic pulse and harmonies using just the piano since all 24 compositions were originally recorded with full rhythm sections (piano, bass, drums, and sometimes guitar). As the pianist becomes more familiar with Eddie’s compositions, she or he will feel his melodies and harmonies as they play them.

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The Eddie Harris Fake Book – $35

The Eddie Harris Fake Book is comprised of 200 original tunes with chord changes composed by Eddie Harris and categorized in various styles such as Jazz, Blues, Ballads, Fusion, Latin, AShuffle, African, Gospel, Pop, and Reggae.

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The Eddie Harris Intervalistic Concept For All Single Line Wind Instruments – $90

The 321 page book provides the instrumentalist/composer a method by which to develop his or her improvisational and compositional skills. Eddie Harris presents the material in a logical, straight forward way that when done in the method he lays out, you will become a first rate improviser/composer.

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The Musician’s Astrology, Numerology and Information Book – $40

The Musician’s Astrology, Numerology and Information Book was created with the musician in mind. Eddie collected, gathered and recorded information about Jazz musicians as it pertained to astrology, numerology and other information for over 20 years.

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Fusionary Jazz Duets – $35

In this book you will find a comprehensive approach to playing duets. There are many “licks” and pieces of compositions that are the staple of the jazz lexicon. Eddie Harris has provided an extensive look in the way to not only play duets, but also a way to improvise  the highest level in music of any genre, but especially as an improvising musician.

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20 Years of Original Songs – $40

This 125 page book contains a generous collection of musical scores for combo and small instrumental ensembles, written and recorded by Eddie Harris. They represent a wide variety of musical styles such as: Jazz, Blues, African, Gospel, Latin, Funk, Pop, Fusion, and Ballads. 20 Years of Original Songs is a valuable source of information for all professionals and music students who want to learn more about this great American musical art form called Jazz and all of its related styles.

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Modern Jazz Licks for Sight Reading – $30

The 321 page book provides the instrumentalist/composer a method by which to develop his or her improvisational and compositional skills. Eddie Harris presents the material in a logical, straight forward way that when done in the method he lays out, you will become a first rate improviser/composer.

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