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Born: November 14, 1968    Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Darryl Harper

Darryl Harper began working professionally on clarinet at the age of sixteen in his native Philadelphia. He has performed for over twenty years in venues throughout the world and has recorded several albums on the Hipnotic Records label. His credits include opening concerts for Max Roach, The Billy Taylor Trio, and The Wynton Marsalis Quartet; dates with Freddie Bryant, Orrin Evans, Tim Warfield, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Carla Cook, Roscoe Mitchell, Dave Holland, and Uri Caine; and a two-year stint with Regina Carter. He holds music degrees from Amherst College, Rutgers University , and New England Conservatory and currently teaches on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University...
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As a Leader

Stories in Real Time
Hipnotic Records
2009
Tracks: Bone, St. Minim, St. Dentwood, The Novitiate, The Secret, We Both Know What It Comes To, Magnolia, Bliss, Tilant Zare Nege, Pressing, Tore Up, A Prayer, Suite for Jazz
Personnel: Darryl Harper, clarinet; Alec Spiegelman, clarinet; Kenny Pexton, clarinet; Brian Landrus, bass clarinet; Marianne Solivan, voice; Lefteris Kordis, piano; Matthew Parrish, bass; Harry Butch Reed, drums

Triphony
Hipnotic Records
2005
Tracks: The Snake, Sarabande, Courante, Jesus Children of America, Limehouse Blues, Triphony, Dig In, Cariocas, Doxology, Jig, Something Inside Me, Eve
Personnel: Darryl Harper, clarinet; Matthew Parrish, bass; Harry Butch Reed, drums

Y'All Got It
Hipnotic Records
2005
Tracks: Be a Lion, He's the Wizard, Soon As I Get Home, Slide Some Oil to Me, If You Believe in Yourself, I Was Born the Day Before Yesterday, What Would I Do If I Could Feel, Y'All Got It, If I Had a Dream
Personnel: Darryl Harper, clarinet; Jeff Ray, guitar; Harry Appelman, piano/organ; Matthew Parrish, bass; Harry Butch Reed, drums

Reoccurring Dream
Hipnotic Records
2000
Tracks: Nostalgia in Time Square, Kiss Me Again, Reoccurring Dream, Night and Day, I Wonder, Letter to My Brother, Falling Leaves, Narcolepsy, Caliban's Nightmare
Personnel: Darryl Harper, clarinet; Jeff Ray, guitar; Kyle Koehler, piano; Matthew Parrish, bass; Harry Butch Reed, drums

The Onus
Hipnotic Records
1997
Tracks: Depriest, Too High, Nina, How Now, Bliss, Inner Urge
Personnel: Darryl Harper, clarinet; Jeff Ray, guitar; Jason Shatil, piano; Matthew Parrish, bass; Harry Butch Reed, drums

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