Wendell Harrison 

Fly By Night

Release: 22-04-2023 | Label: Tidal Waves Music / N.E.W.S.

1 x LP Limited 180g Vinyl Edition (500 copies) with obi strip

Wendell Harrison was born in Detroit in 1942 where he began formal jazz studies for piano, clarinetand tenor saxophone. At 14, while still in high school, Harrison startedperforming & recordingprofessionally with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Grant Green, Sun Ra, Hank Crawford … and manyothers.In 1971, Harrison began teaching music at Metro Arts (a multi-arts complex for youth) where he alsoconnected with Marcus Belgrave, Harold McKinney and Phil Ranelin…soon after they formed the (nowlegendary) Afro-centric TRIBE record label and artist collective. TRIBE used the Metro Arts complexas a vehicle to convey a growing black political consciousness. Wendell Harrison also published thevery popular TRIBE magazine, a publication dedicated to local and national social and political issues,as well as featuring artistic contributions such as poetry and visual pieces.In 1978 Harrison and McKinney co-founded REBIRTH, a non-profit jazz performance and educationorganization, in which many notable jazz artists have participated. Around the same time WendellHarrison also created the WENHA record label and publishing company, whichreleased many of his(now classic) recordings as well as those of other artists, such as Phil Ranelin, Doug Hammond and Reggie Fields (The Real ShooBeeDoo).


01 Spank
02 Tons & Tons of B.S.
03 In Your Own Sweet Way
04 Fly By Night
05 Bye Bye Black Bird
06 Just One Of Those Things
07 Merciful
08 Changing The Scene


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