Barry Harris – Luminescence! (Full Album)

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Luminescence! is an album by pianist Barry Harris recorded in 1967 and released on the Prestige label.

“Bebop sessions were comparatively rare in 1967, but pianist Barry Harris and his sextet on this CD reissue perform with the sincerity and enthusiasm that was more closely associated with this music in 1957. The trumpetless group (which also consists of baritonist Pepper Adams, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook, trombonist Slide Hampton, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Lenny McBrowne) performs four of Harris’ joyful originals (most of which are based on common chord changes), the ballad “My Ideal” and two Bud Powell tunes, “Dance of the Infidels” and “Webb City.” Everyone is in fine form, particularly Harris and Adams, and the pianist’s arrangements perfectly fit (and uplift) the music. Highly recommended to bebop collectors.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All compositions by Barry Harris except as indicated

“Luminescence” – 6:23
“Like This!” – 2:58
“Nicaragua” – 8:36
“Dance of the Infidels” (Bud Powell) – 5:05
“Webb City” (Powell) – 5:58
“My Ideal” (Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting) – 2:47
“Even Steven” – 6:40

Barry Harris – piano
Slide Hampton – trombone
Junior Cook – tenor saxophone
Pepper Adams – baritone saxophone
Bob Cranshaw – bass
Lenny McBrowne – drums


Released: 1967
Recorded: April 20, 1967
New York City
Length: 38:27
Label: Prestige
PR 7498
Producer: Don Schlitten