|Genres:||Easy Listening Jazz|
|Tags:||smooth jazz jazz saxophone jazz fusion|
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17 August 1961, Houston, Texas, USA. After attending North Texas State University, Harp played his robust alto saxophone mostly in R&B groups throughout the greater part of the 80s in and around his home-town. During this same period, he also worked as a studio musician. Towards the end of the decade he relocated to Los Angeles where he continued to play with R&B bands but as the 90s dawned he was heard more often in jazz settings, working with artists such as George Duke, Marcus Miller and Rachelle Ferrell. He also attracted the attention of a wide television audience as a member of the Posse on the Arsenio Hall Show. As a leader, and writing much of the music he plays, Harp developed an interesting blend of jazz and soul, attracting the attention of crossover audiences. Although improvisation plays a part in Harps music, his chosen arena is a somewhat commercial one wherein cleaving close to the melody of the songs he plays is favoured. By the start...