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Joe Harriott discography - 2...
This is the second page of the Joe Harriott discography covering his recordings from 1961 to 1970. A brief biography and a discography from 1954 to 1960 are available on another page...

Double bass player Coleridge Goode knew Joe better than most, playing in Harriott's quintet from start to finish and in other groups with him throughout the 1960s. In an interview for Kitty Grime's book Jazz at Ronnie Scott's he gave a very good analysis of Joe's music and an interesting look at what made Joe tick.

Joe Harriott Quintet...
I always felt Joe had a sort of death-wish, in a way. everything he did was self destructive - everything. Probably went right back to his beginnings. He was an orphan and he had almost no schooling, and it left him bitter. Probably felt everyone was against him. He seemed not to know who his friend were. Shake and I held the group together. When Pat Smythe wanted to leave we told him it was his duty to keep going. Amazing it lasted as long as it did.... Phil Seamen was a problem, sometimes you couldn't imagine he'd last another day...
Joe did everything with fantastic intensity, didn't do anything in moderation. You could just not argue with him, hardly hold a rational conversation with him. Once he'd got an idea it was like tunnel vision, reason meant nothing to him. In his playing he really got through to people - there was such a cry for love in his sound. Perhaps that was why he was so attractive to women. No one stayed for long, but there was no shortage of replacements. Playing, having a woman, having a drink - if that's having the main things in life, he'd got them. At one point...
Joe alienated most musicians in the end. If you wanted to befriend him, rang him up, he was never there, either at the pub getting drunk or in the betting shop - he was an intense gambler too. People got tired of the effort. He was so inflexible. He had very positive ideas...He knew exactly what he wanted - always! .......Coleridge Goode

Thanks are due to Graham Wood for his detailed help in preparing these two Joe Harriott discographical pages...

Joe Harriott (1969) Joe Harriott Quintet - January 27th, 1961
Joe Harriott (as), Les Condon (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Moanin'*/Round About Midnight*/Coda*/Tempo*.
(*Jazz Academy CD - Genius)

Chris Barber Jazz Band - March 31st, 1961 (Chris Barber at The London Palladium - Columbia 33SX 1346)
Pat Halcox (tp), Chris Barber (tb), Ian Wheeler (cl), Joe Harriott (as), Eddie Smith (bjo), Dick Smith (b), Graham Burbage (d).
S'Wonderful/Revival/Just A Little While To Stay Here.

Shake Keane Quintet - August 31st, 1961 (Columbia SEG8140)
Shake Keane (flhrn), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Tommy Jones (d).
How Say You/Morning Blue/Fidei/In My Condition.

Joe Harriott Quintet - November 22nd, 1961 (Columbia 33SX1477)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d), Frank Holder (cga,bgo).
Tonal*#/Pictures*/Idioms*/Compound*.
(*Redial CD - Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract)
(#SWP Records CD - The Late, Great Phil Seamen)
(*Fresh Sound 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Southern Horizons + Free Form + Abstract)
(*Real Gone Jazz 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Three Classic Albums)

In October, 2009 Gearbox Records released a limited edition vinyl 12" LP of a 1962 BBC Jazz for Moderns broadcast. This has never been available commercially before...
Joe Harriott Quintet - 1962 (Gearbox GB1503)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (flh,tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Shepherd's Serenade/Pictures/Variations On Monk/Tonal.

Joe Harriott Quintet - May 10th, 1962 (Columbia 33SX1477)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Subject*/Shadows*/Oleo*.
(*Redial CD - Joe Harriott Quintet - Abstract)
(*Fresh Sound 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Southern Horizons + Free Form + Abstract)
(*Real Gone Jazz 2CD set - Joe Harriott - Three Classic Albums)

The Jazz Stars - September 6th, 1962 (Pye 7NJ2059)
Don Rendell (sop), Joe Harriott (as), Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott (ts), Ronnie Ross (bs), Terry Shannon (p), Lennie Bush (b), Allan Ganley (d), Steve Race (arr,cond).
The Jazz Scene*+/Have Jazz Will Travel*.
(*Acrobat 2 CD set - Soho Blues - The Ronnie Scott Anthology 1956-62)
(+Acrobat CD - British Modern Jazz Singles, EP tracks & Rarities 1960 - 62)

Jeremy Robson with The Michael Garrick Quintet - December 11th, 1962 (Blues For The Lonely - Columbia SEG 8244)
Jeremy Robson (reader) with Shake Keane (tp), Joe Harriott (as), Michael Garrick (p), John Taylor (b), Alan Green (d).
Cascades/Blues For The Lonely/Day Of Atonement/Sketches Of Israel.

Michael Garrick Trio with Joe Harriott and Shake Keane - 1963 (Poetry And Jazz In Concert Vol's 1& 2 - Argo (Z)DA 26/27)
Jeremy Robson (1) and Adrian Mitchell (2) readers with Shake Keane (tp), Joe Harriott (as), Michael Garrick (p), John Taylor (b) Colin Barnes (d).
Vishnu/Wedding Hymn/Salvation March/Pals (2)/Approaching Mount Carmel.(1)/The Midnight Scene (1)/A Face In The Crowd (1)/Dixieland Improvisation/She's Like a Swallow
(Vocalion CD - Poetry & Jazz In Concert/Before Night/Day)

Joe Harriott Quintet - Recorded live at 'Harry's' in 1963
Joe Harriott (as), John Collins (as,bs), Colin Willetts (p), Fred Barnsley (b), Tony Levin (d).
Sandu*/Cherokee*/Night In Tunisia*/I'll Remember April*/Just Friends*.
(*Rare Music CD - Joe Harriott Quintet Live at Harry's)

The Daily Mail International Jazz Festival All-Stars - June 6th, 1963
Shake Keane (tp), John Dankworth (as), Joe Harriott (as), Tubby Hayes (ts), Alan Branscombe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Allan Ganley (d).
Milestones*#/Festival Jump*/Jackie-ing*/Helter Skelter*.
(#Acrobat 3CD set - Tubby Hayes - Without A Song (Rare Live recordings 1954-73)
(*Acrobat CD - Helter Skelter - Joe Harriott & Co, Live, Rare and Previously Unreleased Recordings 1955-1963)

Joe Harriott Quintet - 1963 (Movement - Columbia 33SX1627) (JM0964)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Movement*/Morning Blue*/Beams*/Count Twelve*/A Face In The Crowd*/Revival*/Blue On Blues*/Spaces*/Spiritual Blues*.
(*Vocalion CD - Movement / High spirits)

Chris Barber Jazz Band - December 19th, 1963 (BBC)
Pat Halcox (tp), Chris Barber (tb), Ian Wheeler (cl,as), Joe Harriott (as), Eddie Smith (bjo), Dick Smith (b), Graham Burbage (d).
Help Me/Jamaica March/Sweet Georgia Brown/Revival/St. Louis Blues.
(*Upbeat CD - Chris Barber At The BBC: 1963)

Joe Harriott Quintet - September 7th, 1964 (Columbia 33SX1692 - High Spirits) (JM0465)
Joe Harriott (as), Shake Keane (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Bobby Orr (d).
Home Sweet Heaven*/If I Gave You*/Go Into Your Trance*/You'd Better Love Me*/I Know Your Heart*/Was She Prettier Than I*/Forever And A Day*/Something Tells Me*.
(*Vocalion CD - Movement / High spirits)

Michael Garrick Quintet - November 9th and 10th, 1964 (October Woman - Argo DA33)
Shake Keane (tp), Joe Harriott (as), Michael Garrick (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Colin Barnes (d).
Seven Pillars*/Little Girl*/Sweet And Sugary Candy*/Anthem*/Sketches Of Israel*/October Woman*/Echoes*/(Three other titles exclude Keane and Harriott).
(*Vocalion CD - October Woman / Wedding Hymn)

Jeremy Robson with The Michael Garrick Quintet - 1965 (Before Night/Day - Argo EAF 115)
Jeremy Robson (reader) with Ian Carr (tp), Joe Harriott (as), Michael Garrick (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Colin Barnes (d).
Cascade/Blues For The Lonely/Before Night:Day/Day Of Atonement/Sketches Of Israel/The Game.
(Vocalion CD - Poetry & Jazz In Concert/Before Night/Day)

Sonny Boy Williamson - April, 1965 (Don't Send Me no Flowers - Marmalade607004)
Sonny Boy Williamson (vcl,hca), Joe Harriott (as), Alan Skidmore (ts), Brian Auger (org), Jimmy Page (g), Ricky Brown (b) Mick Waller (d).
Don't Send Me No Flowers/She Was Dumb/I See A Man Downstairs/The Goat/Walking/Little Girl How Old Are You?/I'ts A Bloody Life/Getting Out Of Town.
(Charly CD - Don't Send Me No Flowers)

Michael Garrick Quintet - April 18th, 1965 (Wedding Hymn - Argo EAF(ZFA)92)
Shake Keane (tp), Joe Harriott (as), Simon Preston (org), Michael Garrick (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Colin Barnes (d), Elisabethan Singers.
Anthem (vcl)*/Wedding Hymn*
(*Vocalion CD - October Woman / Wedding Hymn)

Michael Garrick Sextet - May 27th, 1965 (Promises - Argo ZDA36)
Ian Carr (tp,flhrn), Joe Harriott (as), Tony Coe (ts), Michael Garrick (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Colin Barnes (d).
Promises*/Parting Is Such*/Merlin The Wizard*/Second Coming*/Requiem*/Leprechaun Leap*/Portrait Of A Young Lady*/(Three other titles exclude Carr and Harriott).
(*Vocalion CD - Promises)

Joe Harriott / John Mayer Double Quintet - October 10th, 1965 (Indo Jazz Suite - Columbia SCX/SX6025)
Kenny Wheeler (tp), Chris Taylor (fl), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), John Mayer (vln,harpsichord), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Rick Laird (b), Allan Ganley (d), + tambura + tabla.
Overture*/Contrasts*/Raga Megha*/Raga Gaud-Saranga*.
(*Warner CD - Indo Jazz Suite)

Michael Garrick Septet - January 3rd, 1966 (Black Marigolds - Argo (Z)DA88)
John Smith (reader - 1) with Ian Carr (tp,flhrn), Joe Harriott (as), Don Rendell (ts,sop), Tony Coe (ts,cl), Michael Garrick (p), Dave Green (b), Colin Barnes (d).
A Jazz Nativity (1)*/Jazz For Five (1)*/True Story (unissued).
(*Vocalion CD - Black Marigolds)
(*BGO CD - Black Marigolds / The heart is a lotus)

Michael Garrick Septet - January 10th and 11th, 1966 (Black Marigolds - Argo (Z)DA88)
Ian Carr (tp,flhrn), Joe Harriott (as), Don Rendell (ts,sop), Tony Coe (ts,cl), Michael Garrick (p), Dave Green (b), Trevor Tomkins (d).
Webster's Mood*/Good Times*/Ursula*/Sixth Seal (unissued)/Ophelia's Lay (unissued)/Vishnu (unissued).
(*Vocalion CD - Black Marigolds)
(*BGO CD - Black Marigolds / The heart is a lotus)

Joe Harriott / John Mayer - September 3rd and 4th, 1966 (Indo Jazz Fusions - Columbia SCX/SX6122)
Shake Keane (tp), Chris Taylor (fl), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), John Mayer (vln,harpsichord), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Coleridge Goode (b), Allan Ganley (d), + tambura + tabla.
Partita/Multani/Gana/Acka Raga/Subject.
(Redial CD - Indo Jazz Fusions I and II)

Joe Harriott / John Mayer - 1967 (Indo Jazz Fusions - Columbia SCX/SX6215)
Kenny Wheeler (tp,flhrn), Chris Taylor (fl), Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p), John Mayer (vln,harpsichord), Diwan Motihar (sitar), Coleridge Goode (b), Jackie Dougan (d), + tambura + tabla.
Raga Piloo/Song Before Sunrise/Purvi Variations/Mishra Blues.
(Redial CD - Indo Jazz Fusions I and II)

Joe Harriott - 1967 (Personal Portrait - Columbia SCX/SX6249)
Kenny Baker (tp,flhrn), Ray Premru (tb,b-tp), Mo Miller (fhr), Bob Efford (b-cl,cl,fl), Joe Harriott (as), Stan Tracey (p), Lennie Bush (b), Bobby Orr (d), Monty Babson (bgo), David Mack (arr).
Saga/Now's The Time/Darn That Dream.

Joe Harriott with The Lansdowne String Quartet - 1967 (Personal Portrait - Columbia SCX/SX6249)
Joe Harriott (as), William Bennett (fl), Roger Pugh (harpsichord), Dennis Bowden (b), Bobby Orr (d) + string quartet.
Portrait Of Jenny/Indian Summer/September Song/Mr. Blueshead.

Joe Harriott - 1967 (Personal Portrait - Columbia SCX/SX6249)
Joe Harriott (as), Pat Smythe (p).
Abstract Doodle.

Joe Harriott Quintet - June 20th, 1967 (Melodisc SLP12-150)
Joe Harriott (as), Stu Hamer (tp), Pat Smythe (p), Coleridge Goode (b), Phil Seamen (d).
Tuesday Morning Swing*/A Time For Love*/The Rake*/Blues In C*/Shepherd's Serenade*/Polka Dots And Moonbeams*/Strollin' South*/Just Goofin'*/Count Twelve.
(*Cadillac CD - Joe Harriott Quintet Swings High)
(*Proper Box 4CD set - The Joe Harriott Story)


Acker Bilk and the Stan Tracey Big Brass - January, 1968 (Blue Acker - Columbia TWO230)
Kenny Wheeler, Ian Hamer, Derek Watkins, Eddie Blair, Les Condon (tp), Ian Carr (flh), Keith Christie, Don Lusher, Chris Pyne, Bobby Lamb, Chris Smith (tb), Acker Bilk (cl), Joe Harriott (as), Don Rendell (ts,sop), Tony Coe (ts), Stan Tracey (p,arr), Dave Green, Lennie Bush (b), Barry Morgan (d,perc).
Royal Garden Blues/Stranger On The Shore/Festival Junction/Blues For Last Year/Tin Roof Blues/Baby Blues/blues For This Year/Mood Indigo.

Stan Tracey Big Brass - August 20th and 21st, 1968 (We Love You Madly - Columbia S(C)X 6320)
Derek Watkins, Paul Tongay, Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Les Condon (tp), Ian Carr (flh-1), Keith Christie, Don Lusher, Chris Pyne, Bobby Lamb, Chris Smith (tb), Acker Bilk (cl-2), Joe Harriott (as), Don Rendell (ts-5), Tony Coe (ts-6), Stan Tracey (p,arr,cond), Lennie Bush (b), Barry Morgan (d).
Blue Feeling-1,2,5,6 /Lay-By-1,2,5,6 /In A Sentimental Mood.

Joe Harriott - Amancio D'Silva - 1969 (Columbia SCX 6354)
Joe Harriott (as), Bryan Spring (d).
Spring Low Sweet Harriott*.
Joe Harriott (as), Amancio D'Silva (g), Bryan Spring (d).
Hum Dono*.
Joe Harriott (as), Amancio D'Silva (g), Dave Green (b), Bryan Spring (d).
N.N.N.T.*
Joe Harriott (as), Amancio D'Silva (g), Dave Green (b), Bryan Spring (d), Norma Winstone (vcl).
Ballad For Goa*.
Joe Harriott (as), Ian Carr (flhrn), Amancio D'Silva (g), Dave Green (b), Bryan Spring (d), Norma Winstone (vcl).
Stephano's Dance*/Jaipur*
(*Vocalion CD - Hum Dono)

Believed to be Joe Harriott's last recording date, this is a rather muddled attempt at a symphony with jazz soloists. It is not the record that Joe's army of fans will remember him by. Tom Lord's Jazz Discography gives the recording date as 1970 but this is incorrect. Simon Spillett points out that Dave Goldberg died on August 21st, 1969 and that this recording was made on August 8th, a few days before that date, at Watford Town Hall...
Laurie Johnson with The London Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Jazz Orchestra - August 8th, 1969 (Synthesis - Columbia SLX 6412)
Stan Roderick, Derek Watkins, Kenny Wheeler, Cliff Haines, Paul Tongay (tp), Don Lusher, Nat Peck, Bobby Lamb, Ray Premru (tb), Joe Harriott, Roy Willox (as), Tony Coe, Tubby Hayes (ts), Harry Klein (bs), Stan Tracey (p), Dave Goldberg (g), Dave Richmond (b-g), Lennie Bush (b), Barry Morgan (d).
Prelude/Con Moto/Adagio/Allegro/Finale.


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