Mean Greens

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Mean Greens
Mean Greens.jpg
Studio album by Eddie Harris
Released 1967
Recorded March 8 & 9 and June 7, 1966
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 39:18
Label Atlantic
SD 1453
Producer Nesuhi Ertegun
Eddie Harris chronology
The In Sound
(1965)The In Sound1965
Mean Greens
(1966)
The Tender Storm
(1967)The Tender Storm1967

Mean Greens is an album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded in 1966 and released on the Atlantic label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "Eddie Harris' trademark chops and versatility are well showcased on this respectable follow up to Harris' excellent Atlantic debut, The In Sound. Mean Greens doesn't have a signature piece, like The In Sound's "Freedom Jazz Dance," but the program of mostly Harris originals is a satisfying set based around two groups".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "Mean Greens" - 7:27
  2. "It Was a Very Good Year" (Ervin Drake) - 5:08
  3. "Without You" - 3:03
  4. "Yeah Yeah Yeah" - 5:12
  5. "Listen Here" - 3:37
  6. "Blues in the Basement" - 8:07
  7. "Goin' Home" - 6:44
  • Recorded in New York City on March 8, 1966 (track 1), March 9, 1966 (tracks 2-4) and June 7, 1966 (tracks 5-7)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Records discography accessed May 8, 2012
  2. ^ Eddie Harris discography, accessed June 22, 2017
  3. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review accessed May 8, 2012