For Bird and Bags

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For Bird and Bags
Studio album by Eddie Harris
Released 1965
Recorded 1963
Genre Jazz
Length 35:41
Label Exodus
Producer Donald Elfman
Eddie Harris chronology
Half and Half
For Bird and Bags
Cool Sax, Warm Heart
Sculpture Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

For Bird and Bags is an album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded for the Vee-Jay label but released on Exodus when Vee-Jay was struggling financially.[2] The album was also released on the Buddah label as Sculpture in 1969.[3]


The Allmusic review states "Throughout, Harris (whose mastery of the extreme upper register and immediately recognizable sound are both quite impressive) is in excellent form".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "Salute to Bird" – 8:47
  2. "I'm As Happy As I Want To Be" – 5:35
  3. "The River Nile" – 5:00
  4. "Salute to Bags" – 9:57
  5. "Samba de Orfeu" (Luiz Bonfá, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 2:50
  6. "Only the Lonely" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:42
  7. "Checkmate" (John Williams) – 4:50



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 16, 2012
  2. ^ Callahan, M. and Edwards, D. Exodus album discography accessed May 16, 2012
  3. ^ Eyries, P., Edwards, D. and Callahan, M. Buddah Album Discography, Part 2 – 5600 and Miscellaneous Series accessed May 16, 2012