Joe Harriott

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Joseph Arthurlin "Joe" Harriott (15 July 1928 in Kingston, Jamaica – 2 January 1973 in Southampton, Hampshire) was a Jamaican jazz musician and composer, whose principal instrument was the alto saxophone.

Initially a bebopper, he became a pioneer of free-form jazz. He was educated at Kingston's famed Alpha Boys School, which produced a number of prominent Jamaican musicians. He moved to the UK as a working musician in 1951 and lived in the country for the rest of his life. Harriott was part of a wave of Caribbean jazz musicians who arrived in Britain during the 1950s, including Dizzy Reece, Harold McNair, Harry Beckett and Wilton Gaynair.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Southern Horizons Joe Harriott Quintet 1
1963 High Spirits Joe Harriott 1
1963 Movement Joe Harriott 1
1998 Abstract Joe Harriott 1
1998 Free Form Joe Harriott Quintet 1
2000 Genius Joe Harriott 1
2004 Swings High Joe Harriott Quintet 1
2011 Partying With Joe Joe Harriott 1
2014 Hum Dono Joe Harriott 1
Don't Send Me No Flowers Joe Harriott 1
Journey Joe Harriott 1
October Woman Joe Harriott 1

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