Big Band Harriott
Michael Garrick jazz orchestra. With orchestrated transcriptions of Joe Harriott and Shake Keane solos integrated with live musicians' improvisations. Powerfully creative.
The veteran British pianist/composer/arranger Michael Garrick has taken compositions by the legendary saxophonist Joe Harriott and arranged them for a big band. Eight of the tracks are taken from Harriott's "free form" period and the album is rounded off with "Cry of the Bitterne", a Garrick farewell to his old colleague, named after the Southampton churchyard where Joe was buried in 1973.
Featured musicians include Garrick himself on piano, Steve Waterman, Matt Wates, Quentin Collins, Mick Foster, Alan Jackson and John Marshall. Recorded 2004 Personnel: Michael Garrick (piano), Mark Armstrong, Steve Waterman, Gabriel Garrick, Quentin Collins (trumpets), Mark d'Silva, Jimmy Adams, Adrian Fry, Dave Eaglestone (trombones), Martin Hathaway, Matt Wates, Tom Richards, Bob McKay, Jamie Anderson, Mick Foster (reeds), Dominic Ashworth (guitar), Paul Moylan (bass), Alan Jackson, John Marshall (drums)
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