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Barry Harris

Obituary: Devoted Scholar of Bebop Barry Harris Passes Away at 91. R.I.P.

Barry Harris Remembered by Dawoud Kringle

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, seven days before what would have been his 92nd birthday, Barry Harris was called home.

It’s difficult to quantify the impact he had on the jazz scene. How do you measure the influence of a man who’d played with Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Max Roach, Yusef Lateef, Lou Donaldson, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Flannigan, Illinois Jaquette, Bud Powell, Lee Morgan, Thelonious Monk, and Charlie Parker?

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