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VIDEO / DVD: Joe Harriott Quintet: At the BBC

Given up for adoption in Kingston, Jamaica, soon after he was born in 1928, Joe Harriott learned to play the clarinet, starting at age 10, while attending the city’s Alpha Boys School. In 1951, when Harriott turned 23, he toured in the U.K. as a member of Ossie DaCosta’s band. After the tour, Harriott decided to remain in London, since British subjects didn’t need work permits or immigration visas…

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