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Eddie Harris - Plug Me In LP

Eddie Harris - Plug Me In LP


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Product Description

Adrock: “Just Plug Me In like I was Eddie Harris!”

"Saxophonist Eddie Harris – a favorite sample staple
of jazz-leaning hip-hop producers of the ‘90s – was a
very busy man in the 1960s, releasing albums at a
brisk pace since his first as a leader in 1961. By the
late ‘60s he had fully hit his stride, as both a performer
and an innovator.
A case in point is heard very clearly on this gem from
Harris’ expansive catalog – 1968’s Plug Me In, which
features his pioneering use of the Varitone
saxophone effects processor unit (first heard on his
1967 album, The Tender Storm). The effect, used on
“It’s Crazy” and “Ballad (For My Love),” never gets in
the way, but gives the proceedings a feeling of “the
next.” 1968 saw jazz entering a new era, influenced
by electronic advances as well as the soul music
dominating the pop charts of the day. Plug Me In slid
perfectly into the vanguard of the day.
There is a soulful warmth to the proceedings on this
classic LP, starting with album opener “Live Right
Now,” which builds and swirls to a beautiful
crescendo, with notes ricocheting back and forth
amongst a top level crew of players including Jodie
Christian, Chuck Rainey and Richard Smith. “Lovely
Is Today” and “It’s Crazy” also feature waves of
sunshiney brass and group interplay, alongside
album ballads like “Winter Meeting” and “Ballad (For
My Love).”
Eddie Harris’ catalog can be daunting, considering
his impressive input throughout the 60s and 70s, but
there’s a reason fans old and new come back to Plug
Me In again and again. Innovation and soul is a
combination that never fails, and this reissue is
destined to bring more fans into the fold."

Label: Get On Down ‎– GET52731LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Monarch Pressing
Country: US
Released: 2018
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz


A1 Live Right Now 6:56
A2 It's Crazy 3:11
A3 Ballad (For My Love) 3:19
B1 Lovely Is Today 4:23
B2 Theme In Search Of A T.V. Commercial 4:06
B3 Winter Meeting 4:46