Joe Harriott & John Mayer Double Quintet - Indo-Jazz Fusions I & II (1967-1968/1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 455.10 Mb + 29.11 Mb (Scans) | 76:56
World Fusion, Free Improvisation | Label: Redial/PolyGram - 538 048-2
Joe Harriott's music goes virtually unheard today, yet the alto saxophonist exerted a powerful influence on early free jazz in England. The Jamaican-born and raised Harriott played with his countrymen, trumpeter Dizzy Reece and tenor saxophonist Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, before emigrating to England in 1951. In London, Harriott worked freelance and in the band of trumpeter Pete Pitterson. In 1954, he landed an important gig with drummer Tony Kinsey; the next year he played in saxophonist Ronnie Scott's big band.