Concert Video: Eddie Harris plays "Listen Here" and "Freedom Jazz Dance" at the Montreux Jazz Festival in1969

This pair of songs ("Listen Here" and "Freedom Jazz Dance") from Eddie Harris still sound hot and fresh more than fifty years later.

If they aren't familiar to you, just let them play for a while until you can hear how much tension Jodie Christian gradually works up on the piano, drawing back to make room for Eddie's sax and but also pushing it until the groove will surely break. Instead it just expands to fill the universe.

This is why you can see Brian Jones and Jeff Beck sitting in the audience furiously trying to make sense of what's happening. This is why Miles Davis covered this song. This is why we have ears and hearts.