Harper eventually left Texas and settled in New York, working with Lee Morgan, Max Roach and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. He later became a member of The Cookers, a group made up of all-stars Eddie Henderson (trumpet), David Weiss (trumpet), Billy Hart (drums), Cecil McBee (bass), George Cables (piano) and Donald Harrison (alto saxophone). The Cookers will be making a one-night stop at UNT and performing several compositions of Harper’s with the current 1 O’clock Lab Band before making it over to Houston to perform as part of the Da Camera jazz series.
7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713‑524‑5050 or visit dacamera.com. $35 to $65.
Fri., Feb. 7, 7 p.m., 2014