Magnificent!

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Magnificent!
Studio album by Barry Harris
Released 1970
Recorded November 25, 1969
New York
Genre Jazz
Length 39:13
Label Prestige
PR 7733
Producer Don Schlitten
Barry Harris chronology
Bull's Eye!
(1968)
Magnificent!
(1969)
Vicissitudes
(1972)

Magnificent! is an album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

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

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Jim Todd stating, "Magnificent brilliantly illustrates Barry Harris' unique rapport with the bop piano tradition. Absolutely unlike the enervating, curatorial approach of the neo-con movement, Harris deals with the tradition as a continuum, perpetually rejuvenating and extending it".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz identified it as part of their recommended "core collection".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Barry Harris except as indicated

  1. "Bean and the Boys" (Coleman Hawkins) - 6:41
  2. "You Sweet and Fancy Lady" - 4:04
  3. "Rouge" - 4:15
  4. "Ah-Leu-Cha" (Charlie Parker) - 4:00
  5. "Just Open Your Heart" - 6:05
  6. "Sun Dance" - 4:21
  7. "These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 5:20
  8. "Dexterity" (Parker) - 4:27

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed September 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review, accessed September 7, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 653-654. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.