Herbert Harper (2 July 1920 — 21 January 2012 ) was an [1 ] American jazz trombonist of the West Coast jazz school.
Salina, Kansas, he first started playing swing music with Benny Goodman and Charlie Spivak in the 1940s and 1950s. Working on the West Coast jazz scene, he performed with such musicians as Stan Kenton, Bill Perkins and Maynard Ferguson, among others. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ] [6 ] [7 ]
In June 1949, he was a member of the band backing
Billie Holiday on her famous Just Jazz radio broadcast for AFRS in Los Angeles. Other band members were [8 ] Neal Hefti (trumpet), Herbie Steward (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Robert "Iggy" Shevak (bass) and Roy "Blinky" Garner (drums).
In 1954, he recorded several sessions as a member of
Steve White's Hollywood-based quartet.
Discography [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (September 2012)
As leader/co-leader [ edit ]
Herbie Harper featuring Bud Shank and Bob Gordon - Herbie Harper, Bud Shank (tenor and baritone saxes), Bob Gordon (baritone sax), Harry Babasin (double bass), Roy Harte (drums), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Marty Paich (piano) ( Liberty Records) 1955:
Herbie Harper Septet - Herbie Harper (trombone), Paul Sarmento (tuba), Charlie Mariano (alto sax), Jimmy Giuffre (tenor sax, bari sax), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Harry Babasin (bass), Irv Cottler (drums), Corky Hale (harp) - recorded Los Angeles, January 25, 1955 ( Bethlehem Records) OCLC 643361129 1955:
Five Brothers - Herbie Harper, Bob Enevoldsen (tenor sax), Don Overberg (guitar), Red Mitchell (double bass), Frankie Capp (drums) ( Tampa Records) [9 ]
As sideman [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Herbie Harper 1920-2012 Los Angeles Jazz Society. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
^ Yanow, Scott. "Herbie Harper Biography". Allmusic . Retrieved 2007-06-24.
^ All Music Guide to Jazz, The experts' guide to the best jazz recordings, second edition, edited by Michael Erlewine, San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books, 1996
^ All Music Guide to Jazz, The definitive guide to jazz music, fourth edition, edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2002
^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, First edition, two volumes, edited by Barry Kernfeld, London: Macmillan Press, 1988
^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, edited by Barry Kernfeld, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994
^ The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Second edition, Three volumes, edited by Barry Kernfeld, London: Macmillan Publishers, 2002
^ Billie Holiday discography Jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
^ Overview allmusic. Retrieved 10 June 2013.