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  • Birthday 08/28/1958

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  1. Cannonball Adderley, Burnin' in Bordeaux, Live in France 1969 (Elemental)
  2. A few tracks are not for me, but I do like the majority of them.
  3. Last night, Tutu Jones and His Twisted Soul Band at The Goat. An amazing and unique guitarist.
  4. Ghana Special 2, Electronic Sounds and Highlife in the Diaspora 1980-93 (Soundway)
  5. The Trumpet of Pete Condoli, Blues, When Your Lover Has Gone (Somerset) Duke Ellington, Up in Duke's Workshop (Pablo)
  6. Miles Davis, Porgy and Bess (Columbia) Roland Hanna, Impressions Billy Ver Planck Orchestra, Jazz for PlayGirls (Savoy)
  7. I saw him only once, two years ago at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. It was basically a straight ahead jazz set, with an alto/trombone frontline and Geoff Keezer on keyboards. Favorite solo by David Sanborn for me is on Billy Harper's Priestess, on the Gil Evans album of the same name.
  8. May 28, 2024: John Fedchock, Parker Jazz Club, Austin May 31, 2024: Samara Joy, Miller Outdoor Theater, Houston June 1, 2024: Samara Joy, Jo Long Theater, San Antonio Vid. Ambi Subramaniam & Vid. Pravin Godkhindi, TBD, Dallas June 6, 2024: Bill Frisell Trio, Lowdown, Tulsa June 14, 2024: Billy Harper Quintet, Eldorado Ballroom, Houston June 15, 2024: Jugalbandi of Hindustani Flute By Praveen Godkindi and Carnatic Violin By Ambi Subramaniam - son of L Subramanian -Yashwant Vaishnav (Disciple of PT Yogesh Samsi) On Tabla, Sowmi Narayanan on Ghatam, Akshay Anthapadmanabhan on Mridamgam, Durga Bari Auditorium, Houston June 16, 2024: Billy Harper Quintet, Stateside Theater, Austin June 21, 2024: Buddy Guy, Shreveport, Lousiana June 22, 2024: Buddy Guy, Hot Springs, Arkansas June 29, 2024: Mokoomba, Thomas Mapfumo, African Vibration Festival, McKinney\ July 3, 2024: Mokoomba, Antone's, Austin July 18, 2024: John Primer, Antone's, Austin August 24, 2024: Bobby Rush, Arlington Music Hall September 28, 2024: Abhishek Borkar (Sarod), Yashwant Vaishnav (tabla), Cullen Hall, Unverisy of Saint Thomas, Houston October 13, 2024: Branford Marsalis, UTD October 17, 2024: Buena Vista Social Orchestra, Majestic Theater, Dallas November 16, 2024: Matthew Whitaker, Eisemann Center, Richardson December 6, 2024: Shemekia Copeland, Sam's Burger Joint, San Antonio December 7, 2024: Shemekia Copeland, Kessler Theater, Dallas March 18, 2025: Anoushka Shankar, Eisemann Center, Richardson April 12, 2025: Hiromi's SonicWonder, UTD
  9. Morana Mesic 18h · In 2022 I took a photo of Billy Harper in front of his childhood home in Houston, TX (the most important one). It was that night I felt I need to get him home to Houston to perform his own music with his own band under his own name. Many personal reasons why it would make sense, but it was not a rational contemplation followed by a decision. It was just one of those lightning bolts that Universe strikes your brain with. And we never know why. Of course, I do know what passed between those Houston days and the present time. And if you knew what I know, you'd know how and why this is so very special. Talking about the ”inside scoop” about Third Ward, Little Man, Truxillo, Eldorado, E.E. Worthing, Vernell, UNT, and all the dramatic twists that unfolded up till this moment. Honestly, I have rarely had to work SO hard on something as I did on this Texas homecoming for BHQ. But I have rarely felt SO passionate and determined to make a dream of mine into reality. The lightning bolt really left a mark And I'm so sorry to all my loves (you know who you are) for being MIA (I know I have a bunch of missed emails/ texts), but putting this tour together took every second of my day. And to the generous folks who helped me / us - I love y'all and I can't thank you enough!! You have zero skin in the game here, and I know the only thing guiding you is sincere love for Billy Harper and his music... You are all deserving of a big long loud standing ovation: Bob Morgan, Rich Scheinin, David Dove, Gerri Seay, Barbara Rivetta Hendrix, Blanche McDaniel Valentine... Thank you for seeing how important it is to get Billy ”home” with his group and for doing so much to help make it happen, and engaging great people ”on the ground” I never even met before, but who rolled up their sleeves and went above and beyond to make this happen. Talking about Eddy Hobizal, Elias Haslanger, David Detweiler, Chris Knight, Jesse McBride, Shelley Carroll... Fantastic people making great music happen! And the band, omg the band - no words suffice. I am so friggin lucky I get to represent these five music masters Francesca, Aaron, Freddie, Dezron and Billy who happen to also be the most terrific human beings. Of course, there is ginormous credit that goes to all the venues, but they each warrant a separate post further down the line. I just felt I had to give thanks and acknowledge all these heroes who worked so hard to make my dream of Billy's ”homecoming” a reality. And what I really mean when I say ”Billy Harper”, is the ”Billy Harper Quintet”, of course. Don't tell anyone I said this, but.. it's not the real (BH) deal without them. The cikela does NOT come out for just anyone.
  10. Billy Harper alert! Three concerts upcoming in June, in Houston and Austin. June 14, 2024: Billy Harper Quintet, Eldorado Ballroom, Houston June 15, 2024: Billy Harper Quintet, Monk's Jazz Club, Austin June 16, 2024: Billy Harper Quintet, Stateside Theater, Austin Epistrophy Arts & The State Theatre present BILLY HARPER QUINTET The State Theatre Sunday, June 16, 2024 Doors: 6pm Show: 7pm In his early recordings and performances with leaders such as Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Max Roach, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Randy Weston and Gil Evans, during the 60s and 70s, Billy Harper already had a massive sound on the tenor saxophone, combining John Coltrane’s spiraling intensity with a bluesy brawn that pointed back to his Texas origins. Harper’s authority has only grown with age: a half-century on, he stands as one of the most commanding horn men on the planet, a pillar of stirring post-bop jazz whose robust back catalog seems long overdue for rediscovery. For half a century he has been performing his original music with the renowned Billy Harper Quintet all over the globe, and recording over a dozen albums as a leader and prolific composer. After a pandemic induced hiatus, the Quintet sprung back into action, starting 2023 off with a series of #CapraBlackIsBack performances, marking a year long celebration of Billy Harper's 80th birthday, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the group's official inception and their historic debut album Capra Black, the impact of which still lingers among jazz listeners worldwide. Francesca Tanksley has been the pianist in this group for more than 40 years – a clear attestation of the wide ranging concensus that her extraordinary musicality cannot be matched nor replaced when it comes to Billy Harper’s opus. Renowned master drummer Aaron Scott, a longtime member of McCoy Tyner’s band, has also been in the group for decades and is a rare find among jazz drummers who can meet and surpass the challenge of doing Harper’s music justice. Freddie Hendrix, one of the most in-demand jazz trumpeters of today, coveted for his uniquely soulful and exciting improvisations is also a longstanding member. Finally, a newer but nevertheless perfectly matched addition to the group is the award-winning bassist Dezron Douglas whose artistry on the strings brings Harper’s compositions to a whole new level.
  11. Shelly Manne & His Men, Jazz From the Pacific Northwest (Reel to Real)
  12. And at the Village Vanguard May 21-26.
  13. Big Ears 2025 Dates: March 27-March 30, 2025.
  14. Ron Carter on facebook on Freddie Hubbard: Ron Carter. Another #FlashbackFriday this week brings us to May of 1970, when my longtime musical collaborator Freddie Hubbard released his famous album Red Clay. The album featured Yours Truly, alongside such talents as Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, The Lenny White, and for the 6th track only, Stanley Turrentine, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, George Benson, Billy Cobham, and Airto Moreira. Freddie was a good friend of mine, and I thought the world of him as a musician. I heard Freddie play stuff that was so far off the trumpet it just astounded me.
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