"Moving Picture" makes Downbeat's Editor's Pick

Tom Harrell
Moving Picture
(HighNote)

By Brian Zimmerman  |   Published September 2017

Trumpeter Tom Harrell’s new disc comes on the heels of two phenomenal previous releases, First Impressions (the subject of a 5-star review in the December 2015 issue of DownBeat) and 2016’s Something Gold, Something Blue. Those albums...

Tom Harrell on cover of New York City Jazz Record

Harrell is featured in an interview conducted by Ken Dryden

OCTOBER 2016—ISSUE 174
YOUR FREE GUIDE TO THE NYC JAZZ SCENE NYCJAZZRECORD.COM
TOM
HARRELL GOLDEN BLUES
SAM NEWSOME
JASON HANK FRANKIE STEIN ROBERTS TRUMBAUER
IN MEMORIAM
BOBBY
HUTCHERSON 1941-2016
ON THE COVER
TOM HARRELL
GOLDEN BLUES
by ken dryden...

Tom Harrell Quintet Jazz Group to Perform on Dec. 3

The Grammy-nominated Tom Harrell Quintet will perform at Hope College on Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Harrell has been praised by “Newsweek" for his pure melodic genius, and he is a frequent winner in “Down Beat" and “Jazz Times" magazines’ Critics and Readers Polls....

"TOM HARRELL ARRIVES IN BUENOS AIRES"

The opening concert of the Buenos Aires Jazz.12 will feature the quintet led by one of today’s most distinguished jazz trumpeters and composers: Tom Harrell. It will be on Wednesday 21 at 8.30 p.m. at the magnificent concert hall of the Usina del Arte, when this instrumentalist...

"Tom Harrell's brassy music enters new chamber"

Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25

Where: Athenaeum Jazz at Scripps Institute Research Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, La Jolla

Tickets: $32-$37 (all ages)

Phone: (858) 454-5872

Online:ljatheneum.org

Claude Debussy and Dizzy Gillespie are musical equals for veteran trumpeter and flugelhornist Tom Harrell,...

NUMBER FIVE review in Audiophile Audition

Tom Harrell – Number Five – High Note HCD 7236, 59:12 ****:

(Tom Harrell, trumpet and flugelhorn; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Danny Grissett, piano, Fender Rhodes; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Jonathan Blake, drums)

The month of May brings more than flowers. It also means another release by noted trumpeter, Tom Harrell....

NUMBER FIVE review in Step Tempest

"Number 5" HighNote Records), the 5th recording in 5 years to feature the 5-piece band that trumpeter and flugelhorn player Tom Harrell has had together since 2007. Saxophonist and co-producer Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett (he also plays Fender Rhodes), bassist Ugonna Okwego and drummer Johnathan Blake give this music...

New album, NUMBER FIVE, to be released on May 22, 2012

Harrell's fifth album, with his working unit of over six years, featuring Wayne Escoffery, Danny Grissett, Ugonna Okegwo, and Johnathan Blake, will be released on May 22, 2012. "This album will differ from the other Highnote releases with my quintet, in that we play in different configurations - a capella...

"JPEC PRESENTS TOM HARELL"

JPEC presents Tom Harrell Quintet

& Opener Paul Tynan Quartet

Friday, March 16, 2012 - Glenn Gould Studio

Toronto, ON – Friday, February 24, 2012 -- JPEC's double bill on March 16 will present two generations of trumpet masters. The Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) - www.jazzcentre.ca...

THE TIME OF THE SUN -DOWNBEAT Review

Tom Harrell
The Time Of The Sun HIGH NOTE 7222 ★★★★

The first 20 seconds of Tom Harrell’s latest High Note release set an appropriately high bar for what’s to come—as in, 93 million miles high. The disc kicks off with a mesmerizing shimmer of circular sounds reminiscent of some...

Tom Harrell Plays at Oslo Jazz festival

ALBUM: I går var Tom Harrell Quintet i aksjon under Oslo Jazzfestival, i morgen stiller Humcrush - Ståle Storløkken og Thomas Strønen - sammen med Sidsel Endresen på samme festival (Mono) og begge er plateaktuelle denne uka.

«Ha!» er de soniske utforskerne/eventyrerne Humcrush' fjerde album og er et opptak...

Nisville Jazz Festival Review

Niš - Hvala!, rekao je poslednje nišvilske večeri, kratko i pognute glave, Tom Harel (Tom Harrell), jedan od najvećih džez trubača, kompozitora i aranžera današnjice koga mnogi nazivaju muzičkim genijem, po završetku nastupa koji je nekoliko hiljada ljudi ispratilo čas u dubokoj tišini, čas uz „svaka čast“ aplauz. Izuzetni...

FESTIVAL Il quintetto del trombettista dal vivo a Fano L'inquieta eleganza di Tom Harrell Il musicista statunitense ospite della rassegna «Jazz by the Sea». Un concerto intenso votato al rigore e alla totale concentrazione

FESTIVAL Il quintetto del trombettista dal vivo a Fano
L'inquieta eleganza di Tom Harrell
Il musicista statunitense ospite della rassegna «Jazz by the Sea». Un concerto intenso votato al rigore e alla totale concentrazione


Impalato davanti al microfono, le braccia abbandonate lungo i fianchi, la testa china seminascosta da una...

THE TIME OF THE SUN - JAZZTIMES review

Tom Harrell
The Time of the Sun
HighNote Records

By Owen Cordle

Tom Harrell’s quintet owes its premier status to the trumpeter-leader’s compelling writing, its ability to maintain a consistent lineup since its formation in 2006, and jazz values rooted in bebop and hard bop but tempered by rhythms introduced...

THE TIME OF THE SUN - All Music Guide review

Trumpeter Tom Harrell's expansive and funky 2011 effort, The Time of the Sun, is a creatively inspired, somewhat experimental work that finds the journeyman post-bopper delivering some of the best work of his career. Once again featuring the same ensemble he's used since 2007's Light On, the album includes tenor...

Harrell to release THE TIME OF THE SUN on May 31, 2011

Tom Harrell will release his fourth album with his working band of six years in the spring of 2011. The quintet, which includes Wayne Escoffery on tenor, Danny Grissett on piano and rhodes, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums, was also featured on Roman Nights (2010), Prana...

JAZZIT AWARD 2010 "100 Greatest Jazz Albums"

JAZZIT AWARD 2010 "100 Greatest Jazz Albums"

Tom Harrell

ROMAN NIGHTS
...
HIGHNOTE, 2010 (IRD)

Ascoltando questo album si ha l'impressione di trovarsi al cospetto di un classico a venire. Gli scenari sono di una semplicità solo apparente, in quanto all'interno di un'impalcatura tradizionale (tema, ciclo degli assolo, tema) troviamo una...

ROAM NIGHTS named in JazzTimes 2010 Critcis Lists

2010 Critic Ballots Revealed!

By JazzTimes

For our annual year-end Critics’ Poll, we asked our writers to choose what they believe to be the best and most important releases of the past 12 months. Here are their individual lists, covering CDs and box sets that entered the marketplace between Nov....

ROMAN NIGHTS Detroit Free Press review

By Mark Stryker
Music Critic

The title track of trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer Tom Harrell's "Roman Nights" ( * * * *, High Note) is a ballad of such pure melodic grace and simple harmonic beauty that it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. Harrell has...

ROMAN NIGHTS JazzTimes review

Trumpeter Tom Harrell’s often beautiful, always rigorous solos and outstanding writing are the main strengths of his latest release on HighNote, Roman Nights. The album also displays the various influences that have been integrated into his work, from Latin rhythms to film soundtracks, bop, the classic playing of jazz...

Concert review of Tom Hsarrell Quintet in Tomajazz (Spain)

TOM HARRELL QUINTET
VII Festival de Jazz de Peñíscola

* Fecha: 16 de julio de 2010.
* Lugar: Palau de Congressos, Peñíscola (Castellón).
* Componentes:

Tom Harrell: trompeta y fiscorno
Wayne Escoffery: saxo tenor
Danny Grissett: piano
Ugonna Okegwo: contrabajo
Johnathan Blake: batería

*
Comentario:

La presente edición del Festival...

“Qué la música haga que la gente quiera bailar”

.Tom Harrell Creativo e inflexible instrumentista de trompeta y fliscorno y compositor viajar, su INSPIRACIÓN quinteto..FECHA Y LUGAR DE NACIMIENTO: 16 DE JUNIO DE 1946 EN URBANA, ILLINOIS TRAYECTORIA: SALIÓ DE UNA GRAVE ENFERMEDAD PARA CONVERTIRSE EN UNO DE LOS GRANDES DISCOGRAFÍA: TOM HARRELL LLEVA A SUS ESPALDAS...

ROMAN NIGHTS review by Ray Comiskey (Irish Tines)

Tom Harrell Roman Nights HighNote


Trumpeter and flügelhornist Tom Harrells third album with his working quintet – Wayne Escoffery (tenor), Danny Grissett (piano/Fender Rhodes), Ugonna Okegwo (bass) and Johnathan Blake (drums) - is probably the group’s best yet. Its character is determined as much by Harrell’s many-faceted compositions as...

Concert review of Tom Harrell Quintet in Ottawa Citizen

Trumpeter at the eye of the storm (concert review)

By peter hum Sun, Jul 4 2010 COMMENTS(0) Jazzblog.ca

Filed under: Tom Harrell, 2010 Ottawa International Jazz Festival, Concert Reviews

The title of trumpeter Tom Harrell's first selection at his TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival show – Storm Approaching –...

ROMAN NIGHTS - 100 Greatest Albums review

'Roman Nights' is Tom Harrell's third album for HighNote and it shows the growth that comes from having a stable basis for keeping together a band that, over a five year period, has established itself as one of the best in jazz.

The nine originals cover the full range...

ROMAN NIGHTS - Mojo Magazine UK review

Tom Harrell
4 stars

ROMAN NIGHTS

A supreme trumpet/flugelhorn player, Tom Harrell has an endless flow of bubbling, intricate ideas conveyed with an almost serene delivery. His equal ability as a formidable post-bop composer remains in full flower on this melodic, sharply conceived music. From dangerous tear-ups (Storm Approaching) to...

ROMAN NIGHTS - Jazziz review

It's obvious from the outset that this isn't going to be one of those albums that sneaks up on the listener. No, Harrell and his bandmates jump in and grab you right from the start. "Storm Approaching" opens with complementary riffs from Harrell's trumpet and Wayne Escoffery's saxophone, while Johnathan...

ROMAN NIGHTS review by Jeff Krow

Tom Harrell - Roman Nights - High Note HCD 7207 - 62:36 ****½:
A winning formula.

(Tom Harrell, trumpet and Flugelhorn; Wayne Escoffery, tenor sax; Danny Grissett, piano and Fender Rhodes; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Jonathan Blake, drums)

Tom Harrell has kept his latest band together for some time now and...

ROMAN NIGHTS featured review in allaboutjazz Italia

Nella sua lunga carriera Tom Harrell ci ha abituato a livelli costanti di eccellenza. Le varie fasi della sua discografia mostrano un'evoluzione logica e continua. Libero dalle esigenze progettuali che sono il corpo di molte carriere sotto i riflettori, Harrell ha sviluppato e continua a far crescere la sua visione,...

ROMAN NIGHTS review by John Kelman

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With the realization that there will always be more music coming at him than he can keep up with, AAJ Managing Editor John Kelman wonders why anyone would think that jazz is dead or...

ROMAN NIGHTS review by Robert Dugan

Roman Nights
Tom Harrell | HighNote Records (2010)


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ROMAN NIGHTS review by Tim Niland

Trumpeter Tom Harrell has become one of the most consistently excellent musicians in mainstream jazz, carving an impressive niche for himself as both a trumpeter and as a composer. On this album he is accompanied by his regular touring band with Wayne Escoffery on tenor saxophone, Danny Grissett on piano,...

ROMAN NIGHTS review by Richard Kamins

Roman Nights - Tom Harrell (HighNote) - Harrell's 3rd CD for HighNote is also the third consecutive release with his working quintet of Wayne Escoffery (tenor saxophone), Danny Grissett (piano, Fender Rhodes), Ugonna Okegwo (bass) and Johnathan Blake (drums). That the younger musicians understand the ins-and-outs of the leader's music...

new CD, ROMAN NIGHTS, to be released March 23, 2010

Tom Harrell Quintet's new album, ROMAN NIGHTS, will be released March 23, 2010. Featuring the tight-knit band comprising Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax), Danny Grissett (piano and Fender Rhodes), Ugonna Okegwo (bass) and Johnathan Blake (drums), ROMAN NIGHTS, is a compilation of some of Harrell's latest compositions.

Track Listing:

1. Storm...

PRANA DANCE "Top 10 New Jazz Recordings for 2009"

From Detroit Free Press:

Tom Harrell, "Prana Dance": The post-bop trumpeter-flugelhornist and composer's gratifying quintet seems to channel the leader's values: glistening melodic lyricism, sophisticated harmony, formal ingenuity and a visceral, contemporary rhythm.

PRANA DANCE "JAZZTIMES CRITICS PICKS 2009"

William Ruhlmann

New Releases:
1. Tom Harrell Prana Dance (HighNote)
2. Ruby Braff For the Last Time (Arbors)
3. Carol Welsman I Like Men: Reflections of Miss Peggy Lee (Welcar)
4. Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy)
5. Preservation Hall Jazz Band New Orleans Preservation Vol. 1 (Preservation Hall)
6. Eddie...

PRANA DANCE "Best Jazz Discs of 2009"

Philip Booth, Jazz Journalist Association

Tom Harrell, Prana Dance (Highnote) – The trumpeter leads his tight-knit quintet on compositions that are brainy yet emotionally engaging.

PRANA DANCE "Top Picks for 2009" by Redwood Jazz Alliance

Tom Harrell, Prana Dance (Half Note).

The veteran trumpeter/flugelhornist’s second album with a quintet of energetic young apprentices (Danny Grissett, Wayne Escoffery, Ugonna Okegwo, Johnathan Blake) serves up catchy but complex compositions and water-tight playing.

PRANA DANCE 5-star review allaboutjazz italia

Prana Dance
Tom Harrell | HighNote Records - distr. IRD (2009)

di Maurizio Zerbo

Lirismo e potenza dinamica del beat: sono due antitetiche visioni del fare musica, incredibilmente giustapposti in questo meraviglioso disco. Pubblicato a pochi mesi di distanza da Light On, Prana Dance ne dilata lo straniamento sonoro tra...

PRANA DANCE review by David Adler

Prana Dance
Tom Harrell | HighNote Records (2009)


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Following up his 2007 effort Light On (HighNote), trumpeter Tom Harrell continues to document his original compositional voice...

PRANA DANCE review by Doug Ramsey

Recent Listening: Tom Harrell
CD: Tom Harrell, Prana Dance (High Note)

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The economy, lyricism and ingenuity in Tom Harrell's writing and his trumpet and flugelhorn playing make him one of the most admired musicians in jazz. Not only his contemporaries, but also musicians of younger and...

PRANA DANCE featured review in allaboutjazz.com

Prana Dance
Tom Harrell | HighNote Records (2009)

By John Kelman
John Kelman
Managing Editor
Joined AAJ in 2003

With the realization that there will always be more music coming at him than he can keep up with, AAJ Managing Editor John Kelman wonders why anyone would think that jazz...