Abstract (album)

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Abstract
Abstract (album).jpg
Studio album by Joe Harriott
Released 1962
Recorded November 22, 1961, and May 10, 1962
London, England
Genre Jazz
Length 45:16
Label Capitol
ST 10351
Joe Harriott chronology
Free Form
(1960)Free Form1960
Abstract
(1962)
Movement
(1963)Movement1963

Abstract is the third album by Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott recorded in England in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Capitol label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars and in its review by Thom Jurek, he states "Abstract is wonderful; it shows that the Brits were taking the new jazz of the early '60s and placing a spin on it because they had a few players like Joe Harriott. Here is a musician deserving of a wide reappraisal. Let's hope he gets it".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Joe Harriott

  1. "Subject" - 5:58
  2. "Shadows" - 5:44
  3. "Oleo" - 7:06
  4. "Modal" - 4:44
  5. "Tonal" - 5:08
  6. "Pictures" - 5:06
  7. "Idioms" - 6:26
  8. "Compound" - 5:04
  • Recorded in London, England on November 22, 1961 (tracks 5-8) and May 10, 1962 (tracks 1-4)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs album entry accessed November 13, 2012
  2. ^ Down Beat: November 21, 1963, vol. 30, no. 30
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 13, 2012