A Time for the Soul

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
One of the most in-demand of contemporary jazz drummers, Winard Harper has assembled a fine ensemble of his own for the solid A Time for Soul. He’s also a smart enough leader to know that a drummer can’t monopolize a session, no matter how virtuosic that musician may be. So Harper allots plenty of space to his partners in swing: trumpeter Patrick Rickman, saxophonist Brian Horton, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Ameen Saleem, and percussionist Kevin Jones. Harper’s focus is sleek hard bop, and he and the young band take to it as if it were second nature. (Hear their spirited take on the Bobby Timmons classic “Dat Dere.”) Harper and Rickman contribute strong originals, ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
One of the most in-demand of contemporary jazz drummers, Winard Harper has assembled a fine ensemble of his own for the solid A Time for Soul. He’s also a smart enough leader to know that a drummer can’t monopolize a session, no matter how virtuosic that musician may be. So Harper allots plenty of space to his partners in swing: trumpeter Patrick Rickman, saxophonist Brian Horton, pianist Jeb Patton, bassist Ameen Saleem, and percussionist Kevin Jones. Harper’s focus is sleek hard bop, and he and the young band take to it as if it were second nature. (Hear their spirited take on the Bobby Timmons classic “Dat Dere.”) Harper and Rickman contribute strong originals, and the album finds room for lesser-heard numbers by George Cables and Rueben Brown, as well as the standard “Alone Together," which is treated as a feature for piano trio. Of special interest is Harper’s “All Praise to G-d,” which employs yet another percussionist (Scott Harper) for evocative effect.
All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Listening to this release from drummer Winard Harper's group, it is very easy and logical to think of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. The music is mostly straight-ahead hard bop, and even overlooking Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere" which is straight from Blakey's repertoire, most of the cuts are very much in the same style. Trumpeter Patrick Rickman is a fine player influenced by Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard; Brian Horton contributes some excellent saxophone solos, and pianist Jeb Patton excels quite well in the modern mainstream setting. The biggest surprises are an instrumental medium-tempo version of "Here's to Life," and a couple percussion features. Fans of straight-ahead jazz will easily enjoy this fine effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2003
  • Label: Savant
  • UPC: 633842204826
  • Catalog Number: 2048
  • Sales rank: 175,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Time (5:48)
  2. 2 Mr. Baggy Pants (5:50)
  3. 3 Here's to Life (6:32)
  4. 4 Dat Dere (9:54)
  5. 5 About Face (4:23)
  6. 6 When the Time Is Right (5:12)
  7. 7 All Praise to G-D (4:05)
  8. 8 Alone Together (6:01)
  9. 9 Catanya (4:56)
  10. 10 Glorify (6:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Winard Harper Primary Artist, Percussion, Cymbals, Drums, Leader, Stick, Snare Drums
Patrick Rickman Trumpet
Scott Harper Percussion
Jeb Patton Piano
Brian Horton Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Michael Hedges Composer
Graham Parker Composer
Winard Harper Producer
Jobie Fields Executive Producer
David Baker Engineer
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