Download links and information about Instant Party by Gene Harris. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:07:10 minutes.
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz|
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|1.||Old Funky Gene's (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||6:22|
|2.||Blues for Jezebel (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||5:08|
|3.||Listen Here (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||4:58|
|4.||C.C. Rider (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||4:59|
|5.||Sidewinder (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||5:54|
|6.||Down Home Blues (featuring Jack McDuff)||6:59|
|7.||Uptown Sop (featuring The Gene Harris Trio)||8:44|
|8.||Ode to Billy Joe (Live) (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||8:19|
|9.||Sweet Georgia Brown (featuring The Gene Harris Quartet)||10:00|
|10.||Put It Where You Want It (Live)||5:47|
Instant Party is essentially a single-disc best-of compilation featuring some of the more uptempo highlights from pianist Gene Harris' long stay at the Concord Jazz label. Harris recorded for Concord from 1985 until 1999 (he died early in 2000), and his stay amounted to both a revival and a fruitful autumnal capstone to his long career. A fluid and soulful player, Harris brought a hint of the blues to everything he touched, and the selection here is no exception. From the light jazz-funk of the opener, "Old Funky Gene's," to the rapid and seemingly effortless piano runs of "Listen Here," which features the great Ray Brown on bass, Harris develops his own blue version of soul-jazz. Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine joins Harris and Brown on Brown's own "Uptown Sop," one of the clear highlights of the set. Other high points include the tight and controlled groove of Harris' rendition of Lee Morgan's "Sidewinder" and a version of Bobbie Gentry's surprisingly flexible "Ode to Billie Joe." Instant Party works well as a quick and breezy introduction to this fine musician, but listeners looking for a little more balanced overview of this phase of his career should check out the two-disc The Best of the Concord Years.