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Harper, Winard / Come Into The Light
Album:Come Into The Light Collection:Jazz
Artist:Harper, Winard Added:Mar 2006
Label:Savant Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-03-19 Pull Date:2006-05-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 7Apr 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 26, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Come Into The Light
3.Apr 07, 2006:No Cover, No Memory
Little Sunflower
2.May 01, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Little Sunflower
4.Apr 03, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Come Into The Light, Come Into The Light: Intro

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-03-20 
WINARD HARPER – “Come into the Light”
Savant, 2004

Solid live set of hardbop/postbop from drummer Harper and his sextet. The music is straightahead but packs a punch. There are lots of drum/percussion breaks, but they’re always tasteful. Patrick Rickman’s sweet ‘n’ sour trumpet work is a highlight throughout. Songs tend to be short and to the point.

Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 6, 11-12

2. 7:04 – upbeat hardbop stomp, good trumpet & perc breaks, latin twist in middle
3. 5:27 – Freddie Hubbard classic, rendered nicely as sunny-day rolling soul
4. 4:41 – sneaky theme, propulsive rhythm, solos a bit stumbly
5. 7:58 – midtempo ballad, for trio: uptown piano, mellow bass solo
6. 5:11 – Blakey-esque groove, long intro: strong trumpet, band in the pocket
7. 5:40 – gentle Tommy Flanagan tribute: tasty piano, short horn solos
8. 4:01 – uptempo burner: careful sax, winding trumpet, blocky piano
9. 5:47 – very romantic ballad: band really caresses the melody
10. 6:54 – midtempo Basie standard, a cute sashaying swing
11. 2:41 – rolling balafon & percussion, very African sound. This is the intro to…
12. 5:51 – low African groove picks up steam, transitions to an urban strut
13. 7:11 – loose swinger, long solo for trumpet, also soprano sax & bass, fade out

[Fo] - 3/14/06

Track Listing
1.Spoken Intro 7.T.F.
2.Float Like A Butterfly 8.Specimen A
3.Little Sunflower 9.Polka Dots And Moonbeams
4.Divine Intervention 10.Corner Pocket
5.If You Could See Me Now 11.Come Into The Light: Intro
6.911 12.Come Into The Light