Joe Harriott & John Mayer’s Indo-Jazz Fusions: The Newly Discovered Recordings

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JOE HARRIOTT alto saxophone

FHR are excited to announce the release for the first time two tracks performed by renowned saxophonist Joe Harriott and John Mayer’s Indo-Jazz Fusions.  The two recordings have never been previously published in any format including any previously issued Indo-Jazz albums. Although short, these are very interesting recordings.

A one-off LP was produced after these recordings were taped and it has been in the hands of the John Mayer estate since. FHR remastered these recording using this unique LP.

There was no information on the LP but we think these recordings were recorded just prior to the recording of John Mayer’s 1969 Indo-Jazz album “Etudes”. This lack information means we can’t be sure who is performing on the tracks but it is likely it is the same line-up as featured on the “Etudes” album (see below). However, it is interesting to note that Joe Harriott is playing saxophone on these recordings and not Tony Coe, who played on the original “Etudes” album.

Track 1: Etudes: Intro and Rondo (sketch)
Track 2: Etudes: Capriccio (sketch)

Remastered by Jonathan Mayer in 2013

The original lineup for the 1969 album “Etudes”:
John Mayer
Chris Taylor flute
Ian Hammer trumpet, flugelhorn
Tony Coe tenor sax, clarinet
Pat Smythe piano
Coleridge Goode bass
John Marshall drums
Diwan Moithar sitar
Viram Jasani sitar, tanpura
Keshav Sathe tabla 

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