Album: Joe Harriott, The Joe Harriott Story (Proper)
Sunday 02 October 2011
His Indo-Jazz Fusions (not represented on this four-CD box set) played the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival and provided the theme tune for TV's Ask the Family, so Jamaican jazz genius Joe Harriott was not entirely a prophet without honour.
But while it's good to have this survey of the saxophonist's career from 1954 to 1967, this set splits important albums between discs and offers no original artwork, a shame for a figure so visually attuned as Harriott. What we really need is a feature film.
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