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Barry Harris


Multi-talented Barry Harris started spinning turntables in 1983. After DJing for five years, he shaped his own membership/dance-oriented outfit known as Kon Kan. The Canadian ensemble debuted using the discharge of “I Beg Your Pardon” offering vocals by Kevin Wynne. The catchy tune peaked at number 3 for the U.K. singles graph with amount 15 on Billboard’s Popular 100 singles. Furthermore, the dancefloor anthem sampling Lynn Anderson’s “I Under no circumstances Promised A Rose Backyard” earned a Juno Prize (Canadian edition from the Grammy) for Greatest Dance Recording. Even so, after issuing the unsuccessful 1993’s Vida, Harris converted his focus on producing new tasks within the dance music field. DJ Terry Kelly teamed up with him to create Top Kitty. In 1996, Rachid Wehbi and Kimberley Wetmore became a member of him to produce a dance edition of “Among Us,” a tune popularized in 1995 by Joan Osborne. The threesome was released as Outta Control. After dealing with vocalist Simone Denny on “Funk Like Dat,” Harris installed with Chris Cox to start out their very own remix/production team known as Thunderpuss.

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Full Name Barry Harris
Profession Teacher, Composer, Jazz Pianist
Nationality American
Music Songs My Heart Stood Still, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Bull's Eye, Woody 'n' You, Star Eyes, Mucho Dinero, Just Open Your Heart, Mutattra, The Tadd Walk, I'll Keep Loving You, Dive In The Pool, Morning Coffee, Oh So Basal, Off Monk, Preminado, Easy to Love, Lady Bird, It's the Talk of the Town, 7-9-3-4-0, Bean and the Boys, What Is This Thing Called Love?, All God's Chillun Got Rhythm, If I Loved You, Webb City, Vicissitudes, Barengo, One Down, Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby, What Makes Your Heartbeat Faster, To Monk With Love, Hot House, I Should Care
Albums Barry Harris at the Jazz Workshop, Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron, Newer Than New, Live in Tokyo, Breakin' It Up, Listen to Barry Harris, Chasin' the Bird, Vicissitudes, Preminado, Barry Harris Plays Barry Harris, Luminescence!, The Bird of Red and Gold, Magnificent!, Bull's Eye!, Barry Harris Live at "Dug", The Last Time I Saw Paris, Live From NewYork! Vol. One, Solo, Easy to Love, For the Moment, Piano Classics, Jazz Essentials, Confirmation, What Makes Your Heartbeat Faster, Uh! Oh!, Lonesome Lover, Essential Jazz Masters, Backyard, At the Jazz Workshop (feat. Sam Jones, Louis Hayes) [Remastered 2017], Barry Harris Trio With Al Cohn, Complete Recordings, Dive In The Pool feat. Pepper Mashay - The Soaking Wet Remixes, Reflections, Dancing in the Dark, Barry Live in San Francisco, Focusing In, Dive In The Pool (20461), Indiana, Donald Byrd Sextet With Yusef Lateef & Barry Harris, Star Eyes, Sunday at the Riverside - The Best Time of Jazz Piano I, Vol. 6, Nightingale, Essential Hits, Curtain Call, The Very Best of Barry Harris (Remastered), Mucho Dinero
Movies Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser, Jazz Master Class Series from NYU: Barry Harris

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1 Jazz pianist.
2 Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments 1992 TV Special documentary musician: piano



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Eastwood After Hours: Live at Carnegie Hall 1997 TV Special documentary Himself
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1988 Documentary Himself (duo, piano performance)
NET Festival 1969 TV Series documentary Himself - Pianist

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