Newly remastered from the original vinyl at Gearbox Studio, with extended liner notes and new information. The Joe Harriott Quintet Swings High, recorded in 1967 & released in 1970, saw Joe returning to his hard bop roots on a set that burns with a rare light. A top band of British jazz players, including the UK’s greatest drummer, Phil Seamen, and the sensitive and less-known-than-it-should-be trumpet playing of Stu Hamer, create a session that transcends the difficulties of its recording to create a timeless record, and from the point of view of pure playing, one of Joe’s very best. For the first time, hear this classic album as it was first released.
“Joe plays so fiercely on the record that at times it seems as though he’s about to blow his alto apart.” – Coleridge Goode
always a big one!
great reissue” – Gilles Peterson