Wendell Harrison | The Eighth House: Riding with Pluto

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The Eighth House: Riding with Pluto

by Wendell Harrison

Spiritual improvised jazz solos and duets in the Tribe tradition.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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1. Jazz on the Run
5:37 album only
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2. Transition
7:30 album only
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3. Riding with Pluto
9:05 album only
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4. New Spaces and Faces
4:12 album only
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5. The Calling
4:42 album only
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6. Moods in Blue and Red
3:55 album only
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7. The Soul of Ossalee
4:18 album only
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8. Dirge for Harold McKinney
5:03 album only
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9. The One in All Spirit
4:21 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Eight House: Riding with Pluto is the first solo work by saxophonist and clarinetist Wendell Harrison. Wendell is known for his work with the seminal Detroit group The Tribe. The Tribe represented black self-actualization in the 1970s, at a time when Detroit desperately needed it.

The Eighth House references that work. Harrison weaves in and out of first take free improvisations with fluency and skill on the clarinet and tenor saxophone. He is joined on three tracks by percussionist Juma Santos. Santos is best known for his work on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew album, as well as some great work on the Wildflowers compilations, with Marion Brown, and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre.

Highlights on this disc include the haunting "Dirge for Harold McKinney," recorded on the night of the influential pianist's death; and the first appearance of Wendell's composition for tenor, "Jazz on the Run."

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