Winard Harper

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Winard Harper
A Time For the Soul

General consensus is that Winard Harper is one of the most dynamic drummers in jazz today. Besides rock-solid rhythm, a prerequisite for any drummer, Winard possesses a extremely keen ear for percussive color, drawing a myriad number of sounds from not only from the traditional trap set, but incorporating the exotic sounds of traditional African instruments into the mix. This is the band that Winard has been taking out on the road for the last year or so and, because of this, the ensemble playing is intuitive and tight. Pop favorites ("Alone Together"), jazz standards (Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere") and original tunes grace Winard's latest, and one of the many highlights is the band's rendition of "Mr. Baggy Pants" by Winard's friend and sometimes piano player, George Cables.

Winard Harper- drums; Patrick Rickman, trumpet; Brian Horton, saxophones; Jeb Patton, piano; Ameen Seleem, bass; Kevin Jones, perc

Tracks: Soul Time; Here's To Life; Alone Together; Mr. Baggy Pants; All Praise; About Face; When the Time Is Right; Dat Dere; Catanya.

 Soul Time

 Here's To Life

 About Face

 Alone Together

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