The Bird of Red and Gold

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The Bird of Red and Gold
Bird of Red and Gold.jpg
Studio album by Barry Harris
Released 1982, 1994
Recorded September 18, 1979
Genre Jazz
Label Xanadu
Producer Don Schlitten
Barry Harris chronology
Barry Harris Plays Barry Harris
(1978)
The Bird of Red and Gold
(1979)
For the Moment
(1984)

The Bird of Red and Gold is a solo jazz piano album by pianist and composer Barry Harris, recorded in 1979 and released in 1982.[1][2]

Five of the twelve compositions were written by Harris. The original 12 tracks were reissued as a CD for a 1994 release, though the CD misprinted the recording as being from a session in 1989.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars with its review by Scott Yanow calling it, "Superior bop-based music".[3]


Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nascimento" (Barry Harris) – 3:49
  2. "Body and Soul" (Edward Heyma, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, Johnny Green) – 5:40
  3. "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Charles N. Daniels, Harry Tobias) - 4:37
  4. "Tommy's Ballad" (Harris) - 6:10
  5. "Nobody's" (Harris) - 3:52
  6. "Cats In My Belfry" (Harris) - 4:35
  7. "This Is No Laughing Matter" (Buddy Kaye, Al Frisch) - 5:57
  8. "Tea for Two" (Irving Caesar, Vincent Youmans) - 5:15
  9. "My Ideal" (Newell Chase, Richard Whiting, Leo Robin) - 4:12
  10. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) - 3:04
  11. "Pannonica" (Thelonious Monk) - 6:37
  12. "The Bird of Red and Gold" (Harris) - 2:27

Personnel[edit]

Recorded on September 18, 1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xanadu Records discography accessed April 29, 2014
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, M. Barry Harris discography, accessed April 29, 2014
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed April 29, 2014