For Bird and Bags

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For Bird and Bags
For Bird and Bags.jpg
Studio album by Eddie Harris
Released 1965
Recorded 1963
Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 35:41
Label Exodus
EX/EXS-6002
Producer Donald Elfman
Eddie Harris chronology
Half and Half
(1963)
For Bird and Bags
(1965)
Cool Sax, Warm Heart
(1964)
Sculpture Cover
Sculpture (album).jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

For Bird and Bags is an album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded for the Vee-Jay label but released on Exodus when Vee-Jay was struggling financially.[2][3] The album was also released on the Buddah label as Sculpture in 1969.[4]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "Throughout, Harris (whose mastery of the extreme upper register and immediately recognizable sound are both quite impressive) is in excellent form".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "Salute to Bird" – 8:47
  2. "I'm As Happy As I Want To Be" – 5:35
  3. "The River Nile" – 5:00
  4. "Salute to Bags" – 9:57
  5. "Samba de Orfeu" (Luiz Bonfá, Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 2:50
  6. "Only the Lonely" (Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 3:42
  7. "Checkmate" (John Williams) – 4:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 16, 2012
  2. ^ Callahan, M. and Edwards, D. Exodus album discography accessed May 16, 2012
  3. ^ Eddie Harris discography, accessed June 22, 2017
  4. ^ Eyries, P., Edwards, D. and Callahan, M. Buddah Album Discography, Part 2 – 5600 and Miscellaneous Series accessed May 16, 2012