Second Movement

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Second Movement
Second Movement.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 25, 1971
StudioAtlantic Studios, New York City
SD 1583
ProducerArif Mardin
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Second Movement is an album by American jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris and pianist/vocalist Les McCann recorded in 1971 and released on the Atlantic label.[1][2] The album was a follow-up to the duo's highly successful live collaboration Swiss Movement (Atlantic, 1969).


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

The Allmusic review called the album "a gem that continues to inspire a new generation of soul/jazz musicians".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Eddie Harris except as indicated

  1. "Shorty Rides Again" (Harris, Les McCann) - 8:31
  2. "Universal Prisoner" (Harris, McCann) - 5:00
  3. "Carry on Brother" - 7:11
  4. "Set Us Free" - 10:26
  5. "Samia" (McCann) - 7:32



  1. ^ Atlantic Records discography accessed May 15, 2012
  2. ^ Eddie Harris Discography, accessed June 22, 2017
  3. ^ a b Edelstein, P. Allmusic Review accessed May 15, 2012
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 96. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.