Herbie Harper Quintet

Herbie Harper Quintet

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Herbie Harper's debut as a leader features the trombonist in two different quintets with either Jimmy Rowles or Marty Paich on piano, bassist Harry Babasin, drummer Roy Harte and either Bud Shank (on tenor and baritone) or baritonist Bob Gordon. The Harper-Gordon combination in particular works well, and the music bridges the gap between swing and cool jazz. Highlights include "Dinah," "Five Brothers" and "Jeepers Leapers."