Abstract (album)

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Abstract
Abstract (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1963[1]
RecordedNovember 22, 1961, and May 10, 1962
London, England
GenreJazz
Length45:16
LabelCapitol
ST 10351
Joe Harriott chronology
Free Form
(1960)
Abstract
(1963)
Movement
(1963)

Abstract is the third album by Jamaican saxophonist Joe Harriott, recorded in England in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Columbia label in February 1963.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat5/5 stars[3]
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]

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".[4]

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. ^ a b "Jazz for February". Jazz News & Review. Jazz News Ltd. 7 (5). 31 January 1963. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Joe Harriott Quintet "Abstract"". Gramophone. Compton Mackenzie. May 1963. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Down Beat: November 21, 1963, vol. 30, no. 30
  4. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 13, 2012