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.
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.