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Joe Harriott (1928-1973) was a Jamaican jazz musician and composer, whose principal instrument was the alto saxophone. Initially a bebopper, he is now widely acknowledged as one of the worldwide pioneers of free jazz.

Born Joseph Arthurlin Harriott on 15th July 1928 in Kingston, Jamaica, he was educated at Kingston's famed Alpha Boys School, which produced a number of prominent Jamaican musicians. He moved to the U.K. as a working musician in 1951, and lived in the country until… read more

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  • Avatar for wingsoftoast
    just got a copy of 'abstract' - he was a genius!!!! why isn't there moe stuff available - jamaican dolphy...
  • Avatar for wppss
    it had been the only track on here. it wasn't that it was never performed by him, or recorded by him, but that was all last.fm had for Harriott. Then, Free Form took over; Round About Midnight isnt even on the list anymore (I used to be venusincancer)
  • Avatar for In_Consonance
    ...everyone has covered it"..."
  • Avatar for VenusInCancer
    Round About Midnight is not a Harriott song...

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