Album of the Day
How Can You Live Like That?
Cut in a one-day session at L.A.'s Village Recorder studios 40 years ago this Sunday, HOW CAN YOU LIVE LIKE THAT? is a superb showcase for Eddie Harris' broad musical vision. Co-produced with Richard Evans, the Atlantic collection's nine originals run the gamut from big band sounds (“Ambidextrous”) to funk (“Get Down With It”), a touch of reggae (“Love Is Too Much To Touch”) and more, and the tenor saxophonist holds it all together with a tight groove. Harris has many top-flight instrumentalists behind him here, including pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Higgins, who'd backed the performer on some of his mid-'60s albums. If you're a fan of the more eclectic side of '70s jazz, give a listen to Eddie Harris' HOW CAN YOU LIVE LIKE THAT? and you'll wonder how you lived without it.