Winard Harper & Jeli Posse offer up an exuberant, swing savvy, world flavored journey into jazz. Harper has an uncanny ear for talent and features extraordinary up and comers in the jazz apprenticeship tradition. The current octet combines rhythm section, horns, vocals and african percussion with soul stirring results.
(photo credit: Santa Istvan Csaba)
Harper's own apprenticeship has taken him around the world. It includes playing and recording with many greats, including Betty Carter, Johnny Griffin, Dr. Billy Taylor, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McRae, and Dexter Gordon. His influences include Jackie McClean, Clifford Brown, Max Roach, Cannonball Adderley, and Billy Higgins....