Elegant Soul: The Life And Music Of Gene Harris
Janie HarrisISBN: 0870044451;
Book DescriptionGene Harris was a musician?s musician. Whether it was through his work with the famed jazz trio The Three Sounds or in his role as the leader of the Philip Morris Super Band, Gene Harris carved an indelible place for himself in the annals of American jazz music. A contemporary of the greats of American jazz, Harris played with the likes of Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, and Dianne Reeves, during almost a half century jazz excellence. From his humble beginnings in Benton Harbor Michigan to his final days in Boise Idaho, Elegant Soul celebrates Gene Harris? lifelong love affair with jazz and blues. Lovingly written by his widow Janie Harris, Elegant Soul paints a vivid portrait of a man whose enormous talent wasrivaled only by the immensity of his personality and the elegance of his soul. At 280 pages and containing more than 200 color photographs, Elegant Soul is an important addition to the history of jazz music in America.
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