Harper, Darryl / Stories In Real Time
Album:Stories In Real Time Collection:Jazz
Artist:Harper, Darryl Added:Oct 2009
Label:Hipnotic Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-01-10 Pull Date:2010-03-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 14Feb 7Jan 24

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 13, 2018:Clean Copper Radio for Fo
Tilant, Zare, Nege (Ethiopia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow)
4.Feb 05, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Saints And Sinners: St. Minim
2.Jun 24, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Saints And Sinners: The Secret
5.Jan 22, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Tilant, Zare, Nege (Ethiopia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow)
3.Feb 13, 2010:Music Casserole
Saints And Sinners: The Secret

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-02 
DARRYL HARPER: Stories in Real Time
HiPNOTIC, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Harper’s C3 octet features four clarinets and voice for an unusual, agile, and highly organic sound. The first six tracks are a suite, lovingly constructed around poems of faith and lust by Terry Culleton, with the vocals out front. The rest of the disc includes pieces commissioned for this band from a range of composers, with a heavy dose of modern classical music and excursions into gospel, cinematic scores, world, even funk. Very good stuff, all tracks FCC clean.

Darryl Harper, Alec Spiegelman, Kenny Pexton - clarinets
Brian Landrus - bass clarinet
Marianne Solivan - voice
Lefteris Kordis - piano
Matthew Parrish - bass
Harry "Butch" Reed - drums

* * * * | All quite good. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13

1. 2:00 – spoken poem over walking bass & unison clarinet accents
2. 2:01 – winding poem sung over slow clarinet harmony
3. 1:55 – bright & swinging, with stabbing vocal; punchy sound
4. 2:07 – Gregorian chant-like vocal lines against slow reed harmonies
5. 6:09 – sparse intro; great bassline & solo; unsettling poem & pulsing rhythm
6. 6:44 – sexual poem; delicate clarinets, then a driving groove with scat vocal
7. 9:29 – clarinet quartet: slow, with exotic hints of tango & cascading breaks
8. 7:32 – cinematic: soaring, with odd meter, Ethiopian elements, handclaps
9. 5:36 – lovely ballad, again alike something from a film: sweet, lofty vocal
10. 2:01 – clarinet quartet: a thoughtful interlude, rich harmonies
11. 4:31 – uptempo hard strut: bass clarinet over cocky rhythm, piano soars
12. 6:39 – gospel: impassioned vocal; uplifting rhythm, warm clarinets
13. 4:46 – fun, playful: blends Duke Ellington with something more abstract

[ Fo ] 01/02/10

Track Listing
1.Saints And Sinners: Bone 7.Magnolia
2.Saints And Sinners: St. Minim 8.Tilant, Zare, Nege (Ethiopia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow)
3.Saints And Sinners: St. Dentwood's Confession 9.Bliss
4.Saints And Sinners: The Novitiate 10.Pressing
5.Saints And Sinners: The Secret 11.Tore Up
6.Saints And Sinners: We Both Know What It Comes To 12.A Prayer
 13.Suite For Jazz (Swing, Blues, Walking Bass)