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With trumpeter-brother Philip, Winard Harper co-led the Harper Brothers, one of the most successful—artistically and popularity-wise—straight-ahead, hard-boppin’ jazz bands from 1988 through to its 1993 dissolution. Like Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers before them, the Harper Brothers were a great incubator of talent, with such players as Stephen Scott, Javon Jackson, and Walter Blanding passing through the ranks. As all good things must, the Harper Brothers’ band came to a parting of the ways, laying the groundwork (not so ironically) to even better things.

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