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Les McCann & Eddie Harris
Swiss Movement
Recorded Live at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

Oct. 1969 on Atlantic # SD-1537 (LP)

1977 on Atlantic # 50405 [Germany] (LP)
May 1, 1990 on Atlantic # 1537-2 (CD): Swiss Movement
Jun. 18, 1996 on Rhino # R2-72452 (CD): Swiss Movement (Anniversary Edition)
Aug. 25, 1996 on Atlantic # AMCY-1139 [Japan] (CD)
Aug. 6, 2001 on Four Men With Beards # 102 (LP; audiophile; gatefold)

Video Release:
Jul. 25, 1996 on Rhino Home Video # R3-2258 (VHS): Swiss Movement (Anniversary Edition)

Track List:
Side 1 - 20:34
  1. Compared To What (Gene McDaniels) - 8:18
  2. Cold Duck Time (Eddie Harris) - 6:31
  3. Kathleen's Theme (Les McCann) - 5:45
Side 2 - 15:53
  1. You Got It In Your Soulness (Les McCann) - 7:08
  2. The Generation Gap (Les McCann) - 8:45
Total - 36:27

Jun. 21, 1969 at The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

Les McCann (piano), (vocal: Track 1-1)
Eddie Harris (tenor sax)
Benny Bailey (trumpet: except Track 1-3)
Leroy Vinnegar (bass)
Donald Dean (drums)

Nesuhi Ertegun, Joel Dorn (producers)
Claude Nobs (festival producer)
Ira Friedlander (album design)
Giuseppe G. Pino (photography)

Liner Notes:

This album was recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland in June 1969. Both the Eddie Harris Quartet and the Les McCann Trio performed with great success at the Festival. Later in the week, Eddie and Les felt like playing together. The great American trumpet player, Benny Bailey, who has been living in Europe for several years, was also at Montreux, and he was asked by Eddie and Les to join them in the impromptu jazz concert which can be heard on this album.

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