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Remembrance -- Live at the Village Vanguard

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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