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Gene Harris

p, 1933-2000 US, Michigan
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Eugene Hair

Gene Harris (September 1, 1933, Benton Harbor, Michigan – January 16, 2000) was an American jazz pianist known for his warm sound and blues and gospel infused style that is known as soul jazz.From 1956 to 1970, he played in The Three Sounds trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. During this time, The Three Sounds recorded regularly for Blue Note and Verve.One of his most popular numbers was his "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a live version of which is on his Live at Otter Crest album, published by Concord.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Organ
  • Electric piano
Genres
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Losalamitoslatinfunklovesong on Astral Signal by Gene Harris
As on Tone Tantrum by Gene Harris
I'll Be Home For Christmas on A Concord Jazz Christmas by Various Artists
Summer (The First Time) on Astral Signal by Gene Harris
I Remember Summer on Astral Signal by Gene Harris
Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey on Astral Signal by Gene Harris
Beginnings on Astral Signal by Gene Harris
Listen Here - G.U.R.U. Remix on The New Groove: The Blue Note Remix Project Vol. 1 by Various Artists
My Roots on Astral Signal by Gene Harris
Prelude on Astral Signal by Gene Harris

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Groovin' Hard (Live At The Penthouse 1964-1968)The Three Sounds Featuring Gene Harris2016Album
Play Jazz On Broadway + Blue GenesGene Harris & The Three Sounds2014Compil.
Another Night In LondonGene Harris2010Album
Live In LondonGene Harris2008Album
Instant PartyGene Harris2004Compil.
Blue Note RevisitedBobby Hutcherson / Gene Harris2004Album
Ballad EssentialsGene Harris2003Compil.
Los Alamitos Latinfunklovesong (Bugz In The Attic Rework)Gene Harris2003Album
Live At Otter CrestGene Harris2001Album
The Song Is EndedGene Harris2000Compil.
The Best Of The Concord YearsGene Harris2000Compil.
Swingin' the bluesGene Harris2000Album
Alley CatsGene Harris1999Album
LiveGene Harris1998Album
The Concord Jazz Heritage SeriesGene Harris1998Compil.
In His HandsGene Harris1997Album
In His HandsGene Harris1997Album
(Down Home) BluesGene Harris, Brother Jack McDuff1997Album
Live At The 'It Club'Gene Harris And The Three Sounds1996Album
At MaybeckGene Harris1993Album
Live At The 1990 Concord Jazz Festival, First SetEd Bickert, Alan Dawson, Harry Edison, Al Grey, Gene Harris, Rob McConnell, Benny Powell, Neil Swainson1991Album
Live At The Concord Jazz Festival Third SetErnestine Anderson, Ed Bickert, Gene Harris, Harold Jones, Marshall Royal, Lynn Seaton, Frank Wess1991Album
The Gene Harris / Scott Hamilton Quintet - At LastGene Harris / Scott Hamilton1990Album
The 20th Concord Festival All StarsThe 20th Concord Festival All Stars, Ray Brown, Gene Harris, Red Holloway, Harry Edison, Jeff Hamilton1989Album
Live At Town Hall, N.Y.C.Gene Harris And The Philip Morris Superband1989Album
Bam Bam BamRay Brown Trio Featuring Gene Harris & Jeff Hamilton1989Album
Rewind / Nature's WayGene Harris1985Album
Soular EnergyRay Brown Trio Feat. Gene Harris1985Album
Nature's WayGene Harris1984Album
Hot LipsGene Harris1982Album
Tone TantrumGene Harris1977Album
A MinorGene Harris1977Single
In A Special WayGene Harris1976Album
NexusGene Harris1975Album
LosalamitoslatinfunklovesongGene Harris1974Single
Higga-Boom / I Remember SummerGene Harris1974Single
AstralsignalGene Harris1974Album
Yesterday, Today & TomorrowGene Harris1973Album
Gene Harris / The Three Sounds - Gene Harris Of The Three SoundsGene Harris, The Three Sounds1972Compil.
Gene Harris Of The Three SoundsGene Harris1972Album
Listen Here / EmilyGene Harris1972Single
Gene Harris The 3 SoundsGene Harris, The Three Sounds1971Album
Elegant SoulGene Harris And His The Three Sounds1968Album
Soular EnergyRay Brown Trio Featuring Gene HarrisAlbum
As / Brown BabyGene Harris / Diana RossAlbum
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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