High Step – Barry Harris

This appealing composition has a true bebop feel without being too difficult. It makes a great introduction to the genre for younger players, but as you can hear from John Coltrane on this track, it's a good choice for masters as well!

Barry Harris

born on December 15, 1929

Pianist Barry Harris, born in Detroit, learned piano with his mother, a church pianist. The lessons started when Barry was only four years old. Detroit was an important jazz city in Barry's youth. Many great jazz artists were born and raised there, although most came to New York City to pursue their careers. Pianist Hank Jones was a little older than Barry, but Tommy Flanagan and Barry were friends as teenagers and they certainly learned from each other. Read more...

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