In a Special Way (album)

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In a Special Way
Studio album by Gene Harris
Released 1976
Recorded March 29 and April 1, 2 & 7, 1976
Genre Jazz
Length 40:28
Label Blue Note
Producer Jerry Peters
Gene Harris chronology
Nexus
(1975)
In a Special Way
(1976)
Tone Tantrum
(1977)

For the 1983 DeBarge album, see In a Special Way


In a Special Way is an album by American jazz pianist Gene Harris recorded in 1976 and released on the Blue Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 4 stars stating "Harris crafted a record that revels in contemporary soul trends from the mid-'70s -- lite funk in the vein of EWF, disco, Philly soul, and vapid fusion. The production is heavy-handed and glossy, filled with drippy strings, thumping beats, wordless backing vocals, and silly synthesized effects. Through it all, Harris plays exactly like he always does, as if he were oblivious to his surroundings".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme for Relana" (Skip Scarborough) - 6:35
  2. "Rebop" (R. Jackson, Jerry Peters, J. Rowin) - 3:58
  3. "Zulu" (Peters) - 4:59
  4. "Always in My Mind" (Mbaji, Peters, Sigidi) - 4:31
  5. "Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 4:48
  6. "It's Your Love" (R. Melendrez, Charlotte Politte, J. Rowin) - 3:02
  7. "Soft Cycles" (N. Brown) - 2:30
  8. "Five/Four" (Charlotte Politte) - 3:44
  9. "Naima" (John Coltrane) - 6:21
  • Recorded at Total Experience Studios in Los Angeles, California on March 29 (tracks 1 & 3), April 1 (tracks 4 & 9), April 2 (tracks 5 & 6), and April 7 (tracks 2, 7 & 8), 1976.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography, accessed January 10, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review, accessed January 10, 2011.