Friday, May 30, 2008

Now's the Time: The Winard Harper Sextet


The camera is static, the sound mix is a little iffy and the bandleader is hidden behind a piano. But the muscularity of the Winard Harper Sextet's hard bop still comes through in this video. The New Jersey-based drummer's band plays tonight and tomorrow at the Blue Room. Harper offers a couple downloadable tracks at his MySpace account.

3 comments:

Jason H. said...

Dad!

rick in pv said...

I missed him this time, but Winard Harper is one swinging, socking drummer!

Happy In Bag said...

You know, Jason, as I composed this post I was thinking, "Winard's about my age- he's a young lion!" Only later did I realize that the drummer no longer qualifies for that cliche.

I'm still eager to introduce myself to you, Rick.