Gary Giddins
March 02, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

Remembrance -- Live at the Village Vanguard

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Verve
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B+

Younger musicians also break ground this month. The Harper Brothers mine the tradition of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, from which trumpeter Philip Harper graduated. They made a modestly promising debut in 1988, but Remembrance, recorded at New York City’s Village Vanguard, delivers the goods. From the first note of ”Hodge Podge,” triggered by Winard Harper’s drums, the quintet is afire. The ensemble passages swagger, the solos are short and pointed. B+

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