Sunday Morning Jazz

Rufus Harley

 

 

American music has featured many unique personalities, many of whom were involved in the jazz game. One such unique personality was that of Rufus Harley. The Philadelphia raised Harley became inspired to learn the bagpipes after Black Watch performed at JFK’s funeral procession.  From there he searched the city for a set of pipes until he eventually found a set…in New York!  Harley became known as the first jazz musician to incorporate the bagpipes into their sonic trip. Unfortunately many jazz legends such as Harley have been largely forgotten by the masses. Check out the sounds, and do your own research. Enjoy this and tunes from the great Eric Dolphy, Detroit’s jazz legend Donald Byrd, the BASED God Max Roach with Clifford Brown, on this crisp Sunday morning, wherever you are…