Beautiful Friendship (The Three Sounds album)

Beautiful Friendship is an album by The Three Sounds which was recorded in California in 1965 and released on the Limelight label.[1][2][3]

Beautiful Friendship
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Studio album by
RecordedJuly and August 1965
StudioLos Angeles, CA
LM 82026/LS 86026
ProducerJack Tracy
The Three Sounds chronology
Three Moods
Beautiful Friendship
Today's Sounds


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [4]

AllMusic's Ken Dryden noted, "This strangely packaged LP gives no indication that the trio is actually augmented by additional musicians, most of whom are unidentified, though Bud Shank, Buddy Collette and Larry Bunker are mentioned briefly in Leonard Feather's liner notes. Although this was the second collaboration between leader Gene Harris and arranger Julian Lee, it is far more commercial sounding than the group's earlier recordings for Blue Note. ... Harris shows brief flashes of inspiration at the piano, but Lee's rather dated charts and the lack of choice material make this long out of print LP one that even the most ardent fans of the Three Sounds can safely bypass".[4]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Shortnin' Bread" (James Whitcomb Riley) − 3:03
  2. "Theme from Skyscraper" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn) − 2:38
  3. "It's a Blue World" (Chet Forrest, Bob Wright) − 3:15
  4. "That Man" (Lonnie Hewitt) − 2:25
  5. "Hittin' Another Jug" (Gene Harris) − 2:37
  6. "Beautiful Friendship" (Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne) − 3:07
  7. "Cute" (Neil Hefti) − 3:45
  8. "She's Too Far Above Me" (David Heneker) − 3:04
  9. "Hot Cha" (Willie Woods) − 2:05
  10. "The Following Sea" (Jeri Sullivan) − 4:10



  1. ^ Matsubayashi, K. Mercury Records Collection: Limelight Series accessed January 25, 2018
  2. ^ The Three Sounds Catalog, accessed January 25, 2018
  3. ^ Encyclopedia del Jazz: Gene Harris discography accessed January 25, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Beautiful Friendship – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved January 25, 2018.