American jazz and funk saxophonist, pianist, vocalist and composer.
Born October 20, 1934, Chicago, IL, United States.
Died November 5, 1996, Los Angeles, CA, United States.
In the mid-1960s he pioneered the usage of amplified electric Varitone saxophones.
Eddie Harris (October 20, 1934 - November 5, 1996), was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. Although he was one of the most popular jazz musicians of his day (and the first to receive a gold record), his inclusion in his repertoire of types of music other than jazz and his incorporation of comedy into his act led many jazz critics to consider him insufficiently committed to jazz. His experimentation with other types of music sometimes had questionable results, but many still regard him as one of the great jazz musicians. last.fm