In the Moment

In the Moment

by Everette Harp
     
 

On this 2006 date (his debut for the Shanachie imprint), Everette Harp not only blows his saxophone (alto, soprano, and tenor), but he does much of the drum and keyboard programming, he produced it, and he composed six of the set's ten tracks. He also enlisted a stellar cast of likeminded performers to assist him: George Duke, Michael White<See more details below

Overview

On this 2006 date (his debut for the Shanachie imprint), Everette Harp not only blows his saxophone (alto, soprano, and tenor), but he does much of the drum and keyboard programming, he produced it, and he composed six of the set's ten tracks. He also enlisted a stellar cast of likeminded performers to assist him: George Duke, Michael White (the drummer), Jonathan Butler, and David Mann, just to name a few. While there are some notable cuts by Chuck Loeb (whose two contributions bookend the set), Harp's tunes -- settling around the middle of the disc -- are the defining ones. The midtempo ballad "In the Moment" features his reedy soprano singing above the rhythm tracks and a killer little piano run by Duke; the sentimental "L.V. Shuffle" has the soul groove down, with Harp digging like Wilton Felder into a phrase and repeating it for effect; and the midtempo funk number "Holla" is rooted in bluesy feeling and a muscular attack. Harp has taken from his mentor, David Sanborn, the ability to distill and sustain a tune's emotional content to its core. He understands that "chops" are not necessarily about moving all over the horn, but in finding the right place in a tune and bringing that to the listener full-bore. He may no longer have the attention of a label like Blue Note, but he is making some of the best music of his career thus far.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Shanachie
UPC:
0016351514028
catalogNumber:
5140
Rank:
92951

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Everette Harp   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan Butler   Guitar,Soloist
George Duke   Piano,Soloist
Alex Al   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Carmen Cuesta   Background Vocals
Barry J. Eastmond   Drums
Dan Fornero   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
A. Ray Fuller   Rhythm Guitar
Paul Jackson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Larry Kimpel   Bass
Nick Lane   Trombone
Rex Rideout   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Michael White   Drums
Will Kennedy   Drums
Mark Hollingsworth   Baritone Saxophone
Tim Carmen   Organ
Lizzy Loeb   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry J. Eastmond   Composer
Everette Harp   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Chuck Loeb   Composer
Rex Rideout   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
John Vestman   Mastering
Erik Zobler   Engineer
Mark Greene   Engineer

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