Swiss Movement: Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
One of the most popular soul jazz albums of all time, and one of the best, although Harris and trumpeter Benny Bailey had never played or rehearsed with the Les McCann Trio before, and indeed wasn't even given the music. Perhaps that's what sparked the spontaneous funk coming through clearly on the tape of this show, recorded at the Montreux Festival in 1969. It's actually much more of a showcase for McCann than Harris, although the tenor saxist's contributions are significant. The sole vocal, a version of Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What," remains McCann's signature tune. [Some reissues add a nine-minute bonus track, "Kaftan."]
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
One of the most popular soul jazz albums of all time, and one of the best, although Harris and trumpeter Benny Bailey had never played or rehearsed with the Les McCann Trio before, and indeed wasn't even given the music. Perhaps that's what sparked the spontaneous funk coming through clearly on the tape of this show, recorded at the Montreux Festival in 1969. It's actually much more of a showcase for McCann than Harris, although the tenor saxist's contributions are significant. The sole vocal, a version of Gene McDaniels' "Compared to What," remains McCann's signature tune. [Some reissues add a nine-minute bonus track, "Kaftan."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/18/1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227245221
  • Catalog Number: 72452
  • Sales rank: 8,806

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Compared to What - Les McCann & Eddie Harris (8:55)
  2. 2 Cold Duck Time - Les McCann & Eddie Harris (7:08)
  3. 3 Kathleen's Theme - Les McCann & Eddie Harris (6:15)
  4. 4 You Got It in Your Soulness - Les McCann & Eddie Harris (7:34)
  5. 5 The Generation Gap - Les McCann & Eddie Harris (9:12)
  6. 6 Kaftan - Les McCann & Eddie Harris (8:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Harris Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Les McCann Indexed Contributor, Piano, Vocals
Benny Bailey Trumpet
Donald Dean Drums
Joel Dorn Piano, Vocals
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Technical Credits
Eddie Harris Composer
Gene McDaniels Composer
Joel Dorn Producer, Contributor, Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Bob Emmer Executive Producer
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Gene Paul Remixing, Remastering
Coco Shinomiya Art Direction
Claude Nobs Executive Producer
Bryan Rackleff Art Direction
Coco Chinomiya Art Direction
Pierre Grandjean Engineer
Joey Helguera Tape Research
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