In Europe

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All Music Guide - Jeff Schwachter
The Billy Harper Quintet's In Europe appeared as the first release from the Soul Note label, a co-label of Milan's other avant-garde label, Black Saint, in 1979. In Europe presents Texas-born composer and tenor saxophonist Harper and his quintet, featuring an energetic lineup of musicians including Everett Hollins on trumpet, Fred Hersch on piano, Louie "Mbiki" Spears on bass, and Horace Arnold on drums. Recorded in Milan at Barigozzi studios, In Europe gives a fine glimpse at the power and intensity of Harper's compositions and his tremendous abilities as an improviser. Harper's gorgeous tone is reminiscent of John Coltrane's, an artist whose spiritual and soulful ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Schwachter
The Billy Harper Quintet's In Europe appeared as the first release from the Soul Note label, a co-label of Milan's other avant-garde label, Black Saint, in 1979. In Europe presents Texas-born composer and tenor saxophonist Harper and his quintet, featuring an energetic lineup of musicians including Everett Hollins on trumpet, Fred Hersch on piano, Louie "Mbiki" Spears on bass, and Horace Arnold on drums. Recorded in Milan at Barigozzi studios, In Europe gives a fine glimpse at the power and intensity of Harper's compositions and his tremendous abilities as an improviser. Harper's gorgeous tone is reminiscent of John Coltrane's, an artist whose spiritual and soulful playing Harper builds off of to shape his own organic style. The three compositions presented on In Europe include some of Harper's best work, notably "Priestess," with its infectious gospel progression, and the energized and melodic "Calvary." Highly recommended music for post-bop and free jazz appreciators.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 027312100129
  • Catalog Number: 883336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Priestess - Billy Harper (13:10)
  2. 2 Calvary - Billy Harper (7:32)
  3. 3 Illumination - Billy Harper (21:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Harper Quintet Primary Artist
Billy Harper Tenor Saxophone, Indexed Contributor
Fred Hersch Piano
Horacee Arnold Drums
Everett Hollins Trumpet
Louis Spears Bass
Technical Credits
Giancarlo Barigozzi Engineer
Giovanni Bonandrini Producer
Gigi Barbieri Artwork
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