Winard Harper

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Savant CD 2058
Winard Harper
Come Into the Light

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 few years and, because of this, the ensemble playing is intuitive and tight. Jazz standards (Freddie Hubbard's' "Sunflower", Tad Dameron's "If You Could See Me Now") and original tunes grace Winard's latest. This was recorded live at Cecil's, the newest jazz hangout in the Metro-New York area.

with Patrick Rickman, trumpet; Brian Horton, saxes; Jeb Patton, Kevin Sholar, piano; Ameen Saleem, bass; Alioune Faye, percussion.

Tracks: Float; Sunflower; Divine Intervention; If You Could See Me Now; 911; T.F.; Specimen A; Polka Dots and Moondbeams; Corner Pocket; Come Into the Light; Korinthis.

 Float Like a Butterfly

 Little Sunflower

 Divine Intervention

 If You Could See Me Now

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