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Did Barry Harris influence jazz saxophone?

AndyB

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I am now reading the tome "Thinking in Jazz" and it frequently mentions Barry Harris. This book seems to paint Mr. Harris as the unsung hero of finding formal teaching/learning methods for jazz. I realize there is a Wiki page about him, but I am more interested in hearing if there are notable saxophonists who were influenced by his teaching/learning concepts. Thanks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Harris
 

814jazzer

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I am now reading the tome "Thinking in Jazz" and it frequently mentions Barry Harris. This book seems to paint Mr. Harris as the unsung hero of finding formal teaching/learning methods for jazz. I realize there is a Wiki page about him, but I am more interested in hearing if there are notable saxophonists who were influenced by his teaching/learning concepts. Thanks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Harris
20 years ago I studied with Yusef Lateef who, though about 9 years older than Harris, also grew up in Detroit. So, they were part of the Detroit jazz family, if you will.

Anyhow, though we didn't discuss it in depth, I do recall Bro. Yusef referring to Barry Harris and his methods on more than one occasion.

And, interestingly enough, drummer John Riley uses some Barry Harris handouts in HIS clinics.

Anyone else?

all my best,
~ Rick
 

old git

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John Donne was correct. "No man is an island", we are all subject to the influence of others.
 
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