Listen to Barry Harris

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Listen to Barry Harris
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Studio album by Barry Harris
Released 1961
Recorded July 4, 1961
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 38:30
Label Riverside
RLP 392
Producer Orrin Keepnews
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Listen to Barry Harris (subtitled Solo Piano) is a solo album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1961 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Down Beat 4.5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Jim Todd stating, "Split between standards and originals, the set hears the 31-year-old pianist evoking Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, and occasional hints of Fats Waller in performances that defy easy classification as bop, swing, or mainstream. Essentially, it's Harris working within the songs, opening up new pathways in and around the melodic and harmonic structures".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Barry Harris except as indicated

  1. "The Londonderry Air" (Traditional) - 4:10
  2. "Mutattra" - 3:14
  3. "Louise" (Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting) - 3:43
  4. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 4:01
  5. "Ascension" - 3:48
  6. "Anachronism" - 4:51
  7. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 4:53
  8. "Teenie" - 3:42
  9. "Sphere" - 4:01
  10. "Dancing in the Dark" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 2:07



  1. ^ Riverside Records discography accessed September 11, 2012
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review, accessed September 11, 2012
  3. ^ Down Beat: March 29, 1962 vol. 29, no. 7