Scripting is disabled or not working. requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories — CDs



Rufus Harley Edit search Phrase match

Sort by
Exact matches: 3
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Rufus HarleyCourage – The Complete Atlantic Recordings ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of music from one of the hippest jazz players ever – the legendary Rufus Harley, a saxophonist by trade, but one who could also play the bagpipes as well! Harley had a really unique way of using the bagpipes as a free-flowing modal soloing instrument – one that's clearly influenced by the best work of John Coltrane in the early 60s, and which really takes the instrument back to its original pre-Scottish roots in Africa! This wonderful set brings together 4 of Harley's best albums ever – Bagpipe Blues, Tribute To Courage, Kings/Queens, and Scotch & Soul – all gems recorded for Atlantic Records in the 60s, and which are presented here with 2 bonus tracks as well! Harley plays both bagpipes and saxophone on the record – the latter in a way that's equally compelling as the former – and the 2CD set features a whopping 28 tracks in all, supported by liner notes and other details. Titles include "Ali", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone", "Pipin The Blues", "Sufur", "Scotch & Soul", "Feeling Good", "Taurus The 20th", "Bagpipe Blues", "Kerry Dancers", "More", "Sunny", "A Tribute To Courage", "About Trane", "Eight Miles High", and "Love Is Blue". CD
Also available Courage – The Complete Atlantic Recordings ... CD 32.99

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Rufus HarleyBagpipes Of The World (3CD set) ... CD
Transparency, 1995/2002/2006. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A really loving tribute to the late Rufus Harley – and a massive 3CD set of work that's quite different than his older recordings on the market! This set brings together live performances and some radio work done by Harley in the last decade or so of his life – really haunting music that shows an even deeper side of Rufus' jazz talents than we've ever heard on record! CD 1 features a rare performance by Harley in France, with the trio of pianist Georges Arvanitas – recorded in 1995, a decade or so after his studio album with the group – and these tracks are mixed with solo bagpipe numbers by Rufus – which makes for a very compelling mix. The jazz tracks have Harley on both bagpipes and soprano sax – and include "Summertime", "My Shining Hour", "It's Me", "We Me Us", and "Moon River" – mixed with untitled solo tracks, and a radio interview. CD 2 features the last Rufus Harley interview ever – nearly an hour long, and recorded on WHUS in 2006. Remaining tracks on the disc, plus more on the third disc, feature trumpeter America Patton Harley – playing with a cool group that includes Andy LaVerne on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and John Riley on drums – and another group that features Harold Mabern, Ron Carter, and Adam Nussbaum – on titles that include "A New Love Supreme", "Mr PC", "Naima", "Noah's Ark", and "Soultrane". Then, most of CD 3 features Rufus and Patton, playing together live in Jamaica in 2002 – a pretty unique performance that has Harley Sr on bagpipes and soprano sax, and Harley Jr on trumpet – with some electric backing from a Jamaican combo – on titles that include "Stormy Weather", "The Crack", "Melodies Of The World", "Scotland The Brave", and "Someday My Prince Will Come". CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Rufus HarleyRe-Creation Of The Gods ... CD
Ankh/Transparency, 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most legendary albums of jazz funk ever recorded! Rufus Harley was a saxophone player who also picked up the bagpipes for a few excellent 60s albums for Atlantic Records – and although those records are great, this 1972 independent album is a real mind blower! By the time of this set, Rufus had really stretched out – both creatively and spiritually – working his standard bagpipe jazz groove into a much trippier sound, one that explored the tonal and modal properties of the instrument. Not only that, Rufus got a lot funkier than ever before – working here with organist Bill Mason, a sonic contemporary of Leon Spencer and Charles Earland – and the resultant mix of organ and bagpipes creates a monstrous sound that's unlike anything we can describe! The album's a mixture of Sufi and Biblical statements – fused into long funky jazz tracks, stretching out into some incredible grooves. Includes the classic "Malika", plus the cuts "Etymology", "Hypothesis", and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen", done in a great heavy version! CD also features a bonus 10 minute jam not on the original album! CD

⇑ Top