Todd Harper & The Possibilities

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Todd Harper &  the Possibilities. .

Friday, July 29th  SW craft bar    111 Kellog Blvd East  St. Paul

651-224-2019  swcraftbar.com

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Todd Harper & Possibilities is an open ended musical community, unified by the desire to bring original and uplifting music to light.  Tonight’s line up will be a quintet:

Todd Harper, electric piano/ composer, leader. Eric Coursen, drums. Jim Bierma, acoustic bass. Chris Hagedorn, tenor saxophone; Larry Sims,trumpet.

This evening will be very groovy: the fluid  horn harmonies; backed by a rhythm section that holds up the world. Starts where the ” Blue Note funky school” left off. Larry and Chris really cook together.

This is happy music: it blurs genres- it  invites you in:- there is no secret handshake.

Tonight’s line up will have some Bacharach, some Herbie ( both Hancock and Mann) .. some Wayne ( Shorter) some  Todd Harper, some Carei Thomas. Jazz waltz.  and somethings…

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CD Release Party, Giveaway, Raffle, and Raspberry jam party!

Friday, July 8th 5:30-7:30  Black Dog St. Paul.

The official “drop” of Todd Harper’s latest work…. ” 9th stream music”. This little disc is happy collection of surprises. Harper’s compositions combine the familiar and unexplored in a refreshing, personal way, which goes beyond simple genre descriptions.  The musicians intuitively sense the nature of these songs, and bring it with power.  Whisper Drummer Eric Coursen; Electic/electric cellist Aaron Kerr; the huge sound of soprano saxophonist Nathan Hanson… they will all be here.  Featured on the disc also is the young lyrical Keith Yanes on bass viol.

The ensemble will play selections from the CD, a few surprises, and raffle/giveaway things, things, and other things! ( format is still being constructed)  Jam!  CDs!  DVD!  Things ! :)   Be very groovy. Be there.  Todd will take a summer sabbatical and return  on August 19th.

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9th Stream Music !

Jazz for Close Quarters

On 9th Stream Music, Todd Harper brings to life the intimacy and warmth of his live performances. The bright sound of Nathan Hanson’s saxophone lights the path between Harper’s original compositions and arrangements and memories of summer nights with old friends. The arrangements are simple but elegant, and they include several catchy “ear worm” tunes, like “Libby’s Lunch” and “Are Your Friends Spiders?”. This disc would be great fun for the entire family. I highly recommend 9th Stream Music. I suspect there’s a story behind each song, which is great fun to imagine while being transported into Todd’s happy place.

Chaunce Stanton
Author and Abecederian Jazz Critic

IT’s here ! It’s here!  Todd Harper’s new disc, 9th Stream music is now available to the World!  9 songs, 8 by Todd Harper, (and one by his good friend Carei Thomas. 3 latin tunes. 3 waltes. two  ” ballads”;  one ‘bouncy”

Simple, elegant cover design and original artwork by Joe Maurer.  Todd Harper, piano. Eric Coursen, the whisper drummer. Aaron Kerr, eclectic, electric cello. Nathan Hanson, soprano saxophono. Keith Yanes, bass viol.

this is bigger than “3rd stream”. Everyone can name 9 influences; maybe it shifts here , there, river like, after floods of inspiration, and dry spells.  The river is never  exactly the same from year to year.   More to say on this later.

The new CD…. one tune

Spiders, not always itsy bitsy, not always climbing up the water spout.  Do they mean you harm?

Todd Harper & The Possibilities

Todd Harper &  the Possibilities. .

Friday, July 29th  SW craft bar    111 Kellogg Blvd East  St. Paul

651-224-2019  swcraftbar.com

930-1230

Todd Harper & Possibilities is an open ended musical community, unified by the desire to bring original and uplifting music to light.  Tonight’s line up will be a quintet:

Todd Harper, electric piano/ composer, leader. Eric Coursen, drums. Jim Bierma, acoustic bass. Chris Hagedorn, tenor saxophone; Larry Sims,trumpet.

This evening will be very groovy: the fluid  horn harmonies; backed by a rhythm section that holds up the world. Starts where the ” Blue Note funky school” left off. Larry and Chris really cook together.

This is happy music: it blurs genres- it  invites you in:- there is no secret handshake.

Tonight’s line up will have some Bacharach, some Herbie ( both Hancock and Mann) .. some Wayne ( Shorter) some  Todd Harper, some Carei Thomas. Jazz waltz.  and somethings which will surprise you! Frenesi.

It’s a great place to play… good sound. excellent ambiance, stellar food and drink.

You can also buy Harper’s new CD  ” 9th stream music” there as well.

I am a nature boy….

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ANd the gigs keep coming!!!

Just when you thought ” Todd is settling down to a good routine in his music”… well, it is expanding.  Hard to believe.  This Saturday, my piano/drum/bass trio will perform at a nice new place….

Oh yes, a LATE saturday gig  Eric Coursen,and Bill Grenke
at 11pm-1am A cool trio… WAY paST my bedtime… Will surely get a second wind. Come on down.  featuring my electric piano, the whisper drummer, and a steady bill to pay.
The Lounge @ PUBLIC kitchen + bar
229 E 6th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 United States

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