Exodus to Jazz

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Exodus to Jazz
Exodus to Jazz.jpg
Studio album by Eddie Harris
Released 1961
Recorded 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 34:43
Label Vee-Jay
VJLP 3016
Producer Sid McCoy
Eddie Harris chronology
Exodus to Jazz
Mighty Like a Rose

Exodus to Jazz is the debut album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded in 1961 and released on the Vee-Jay label.[1][2]


The Allmusic review states "Exodus to Jazz is full of concise, easy-swinging grooves that maintain the appealing quality of the strikingly reimagined title track (particularly Harris' four originals). Far removed from his later, funkier days, Harris plays a cool-toned tenor who owes his biggest debt to Stan Getz's bop recordings, though there are touches of soul-jazz as well... Exodus to Jazz paved the way for numerous other crossover successes during the '60s (many in the soul-jazz realm), and while that may not be a credibility-boosting trend to start, the music still speaks for itself".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "Exodus" (Ernest Gold) - 6:38
  2. "Alicia" - 3:39
  3. "Gone Home" - 2:53
  4. "A.T.C." - 5:31
  5. "A.M. Blues" (Willie Pickens) - 2:45
  6. "Little Girl Blue" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 3:21
  7. "Velocity" - 5:08
  8. "W.P." (Pickens) - 4:31



  1. ^ Callahan, M. & Edwards, D. Vee-Jay Album Discography, Part 3: Jazz Series (1959-1978) accessed May 7, 2012
  2. ^ Eddie Harris discography, accessed June 22, 2017
  3. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed May 7, 2012