Harper, Winard

Savant, 2004CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 10.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is a live recording at Cecil’s in S. Orange, NJ late in 2003. The players are: Patrick Rickman (t), Brian Horton (sax), Ameen Saleem (b), Jeb Patton (p), Kevin Sholar (p) and Harper on drums. There is a nice mix of songs including a cool cover of “Little Sunflower”, the spirited “Divine Intervention” written by Harper. The variations in tempo along with precise solos from each of the players make for an engaging session. Harper reaffirms his position as one of today’s leading jazz drummers and bandleaders.