Joe Harriott



Joe Harriott

Rating
Active
1950 to 1980
Born
July 15, 1925 in Kingston
Died
January 2, 1973
Location
Jamaica
Biography
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.

Top Songs by Joe Harriott


Just Friends

by Joe Harriott & Joe Harriott Quartet

Farewell Blues

by Les Jazz Modes, Joe Harriott, Freddie Kohlman, Max Hook, John Mayer Double Quintet, Norman Murphy, Dave Remington, Bill Reinhardt & John Mayer

The Song is You

by Tony Kinsey, Joe Harriott & Tony Kinsey Trio

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Helter Skelter: Joe Harriott Rarities 1955-1963 (Live)

Helter Skelter: Joe Harriott Rarities 1955-1963 (Live)

Joe Harriott March 10, 2017

13 Tracks

Easy To Love

Easy To Love

Joe Harriott March 24, 2016

12 Tracks

Last Resort

Last Resort

Joe Harriott March 24, 2016

12 Tracks

Straight Lines

Straight Lines

Joe Harriott March 24, 2016

12 Tracks

Señor Blues

Señor Blues

Joe Harriott January 15, 2016

42 Tracks

April In Paris

April In Paris

Joe Harriott November 30, 2015

8 Tracks

The Jazz Collection

The Jazz Collection

Joe Harriott July 24, 2015

25 Tracks

Jazz Elite: Best Of Joe Harriott

Jazz Elite: Best Of Joe Harriott

Joe Harriott July 9, 2015

12 Tracks

Bang

Bang

Joe Harriott April 22, 2015

15 Tracks

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