Mighty Like a Rose (Eddie Harris album)

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Mighty Like a Rose
Mighty Like a Rose (Eddie Harris album).jpg
Studio album by Eddie Harris
Released 1961
Recorded 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 31:00
Label Vee-Jay
VJLP 3025
Eddie Harris chronology
Exodus to Jazz
(1961)Exodus to Jazz1961
Mighty Like a Rose
Jazz for "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
(1961)Jazz for "Breakfast at Tiffany's"1961

Mighty Like a Rose is the second album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris recorded in 1961 and released on the Vee-Jay label.[1][2]


The Allmusic review states "Harris' playing strikes a balance between cool bop and straightforward soul-jazz, though it's possible to hear the influence of Detroiter Yusef Lateef beginning to creep in. It's all well-executed, and Harris' command of the highest ranges of his instrument is as lovely as ever, making this date worthwhile for anyone who loved the sound of Exodus to Jazz".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "My Buddy" (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) - 5:33
  2. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) - 3:49
  3. "Spartacus" (Alex North) - 4:35
  4. "Mighty Like a Rose" (Frank Lebby Stanton, Ethelbert Nevin) - 2:06
  5. "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 3:48
  6. "Sally T." - 3:34
  7. "Fontessa" (John Lewis) - 5:19
  8. "There Is No Time" - 2:16



  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 Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 7, 2012