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Magnificent! is an album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1969 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Magnificent!
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Studio album by
Released1970
RecordedNovember 25, 1969
New York
GenreJazz
Length39:13
LabelPrestige
PR 7733
ProducerDon Schlitten
Barry Harris chronology
Bull's Eye!
(1968)
Magnificent!
(1970)
Vicissitudes
(1972)

Contents

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide     [3]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Jim Todd stating, "Magnificent brilliantly illustrates Barry Harris' unique rapport with the bop piano tradition. Absolutely unlike the enervating, curatorial approach of the neo-con movement, Harris deals with the tradition as a continuum, perpetually rejuvenating and extending it".[2]The Penguin Guide to Jazz identified it as part of their recommended "core collection".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Barry Harris except as indicated

  1. "Bean and the Boys" (Coleman Hawkins) - 6:41
  2. "You Sweet and Fancy Lady" - 4:04
  3. "Rouge" - 4:15
  4. "Ah-Leu-Cha" (Charlie Parker) - 4:00
  5. "Just Open Your Heart" - 6:05
  6. "Sun Dance" - 4:21
  7. "These Foolish Things" (Harry Link, Holt Marvell, Jack Strachey) - 5:20
  8. "Dexterity" (Parker) - 4:27

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed September 10, 2012
  2. ^ a b Todd, J. Allmusic Review, accessed September 7, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 96. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 653-654. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.