Eddie Harris

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Birthday
20, 1934
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 5, 1996 (62)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1934
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 5, 1996 (62)

About

One of the most popular jazz musicians of his day who experimented with style and sound to create standards like "Freedom Jazz Dance" and "Listen Here."

Before Fame

Some of his early work was a jazz take on the theme from the movie Exodus. It became a widely popular radio piece which, to his critics, meant he sold out.

Trivia

He continued mixing jazz with funk, earning acclaim from both commercial markets and criticism for such popularity.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Associated With

In his first professional job, he got to play piano on sessions with Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and other jazz greats.