Tom Harrell

Tom Harrell - Something Gold, Something Blue (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Tom Harrell - Something Gold, Something Blue (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 67:17 minutes | 790 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Superb trumpeter Tom Harrell, who has been releasing recordings as a leader since 1989, has a new album out, Something Gold, Something Blue, on HighNote featuring fellow trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, as well as guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Johnathan Blake. Harrell is a prolific arranger and composer and a mysterious yet mesmerizing presence in concert and a regular in the recording studio. His resume is impressive, with contributions to bands led by Stan Kenton, Horace Silver and Joe Lovano. He has written scores for ballets and arrangements for symphony orchestras and his last HighNote album “First Impressions” (HCD 7276) was in the Top Ten Best Jazz albums of 2015 in the 64th Annual Downbeat Critic's Poll while Akinmusire and Harrell took the top two slots in the trumpet category in the same poll.

Tom Harrell - Roman Nights (2010) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 5, 2016
Tom Harrell - Roman Nights (2010) {HighNote}

Tom Harrell - Roman Nights (2010) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b 3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 391MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 151MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Tom Harrell has been on a roll since returning to action following a four-year hiatus during the mid-'00s. The trumpeter/composer's third release for HighNote retains the same consistent level of quality that marked his previous two for the label, Light On and Prana Dance, both of which shared the personnel found on Roman Nights: tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Johnathan Blake.

Tom Harrell - Trip (2014) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 4, 2016
Tom Harrell - Trip (2014) {HighNote}

Tom Harrell - Trip (2014) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 388MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Since the 70s, trumpeter Tom Harrell has branded a prolific stature within the annals of modern jazz as an artisan who possesses an enviable technique marked by his exquisite phrasings, silky tone and fluid progressions. Even during pieces constructed on gutsy or penetrating ensemble work, Harrell has an uncanny way of dishing out ferocious licks with heartfelt overtones and a penchant for eloquently rebuilding themes and regenerating numerous slants on a given melody. Here, the trumpeter lines up with celebrated and eternally versatile bandleader, saxophonist Mark Turner (Kurt Rosenwinkel, OAM Trio).

Tom Harrell - Something Gold, Something Blue (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 4, 2016
Tom Harrell - Something Gold, Something Blue (2016)

Tom Harrell - Something Gold, Something Blue (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:49 min | 154 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote

Superb trumpeter Tom Harrell, who has been releasing recordings as a leader since 1989, has a new album out, Something Gold, Something Blue, on HighNote featuring fellow trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, as well as guitarist Charles Altura, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Johnathan Blake. Harrell is a prolific arranger and composer and a mysterious yet mesmerizing presence in concert and a regular in the recording studio. His resume is impressive, with contributions to bands led by Stan Kenton, Horace Silver and Joe Lovano. He has written scores for ballets and arrangements for symphony orchestras and his last HighNote album “First Impressions” (HCD 7276) was in the Top Ten Best Jazz albums of 2015 in the 64th Annual Downbeat Critic's Poll while Akinmusire and Harrell took the top two slots in the trumpet category in the same poll.

Tom Harrell - First Impressions (2015) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 30, 2016
Tom Harrell - First Impressions (2015) {HighNote}

Tom Harrell - First Impressions (2015) {HighNote}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 331MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 147MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Tom Harrell is in a classical mood on his genre-blending First Impressions. This isn’t new for the brilliant trumpeter-composer. The six-part suite The Adventures of a Quixotic Character, off Harrell’s 2014 album Trip, had a classical feel to it, and this new album’s liner notes, by Robert Baird, trace Harrell’s blending of classical music and jazz in his earlier work. But the emphasis of that fusion is heightened on First Impressions, and the jazz/classical recipe is seasoned with tastes of other styles as well.

Tom Harrell - Prana Dance (2009) {HighNote}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 27, 2015
Tom Harrell - Prana Dance (2009) {HighNote}

Tom Harrell - Prana Dance (2009) {HighNote}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz

Following up his 2007 effort Light On (HighNote), trumpeter Tom Harrell continues to document his original compositional voice and uncommonly tight working band with Prana Dance. Again there's the youthful, hungry lineup of tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett and drummer Johnathan Blake, with long-serving Harrell stalwart Ugonna Okegwo digging in on bass. The material is all original, all new, teeming with harmonic secrets and an uncanny marriage of the simple and complex, not to mention ample possibilities for elaboration in the live setting—as the band proved during a galvanizing Thursday night set at New York's Village Vanguard in April, 2009.

Tom Harrell - Number Five (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 6, 2013
Tom Harrell - Number Five (2012)

Tom Harrell - Number Five (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59:07 min | 133 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote Records

Tom Harrell has had a lot of success with his series of quintet recordings for HighNote, but his fifth release for the label, which uses the same musicians as the first four CDs (tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, and drummer Johnathan Blake), takes a different path, featuring the full band on four of the eleven tracks, then in various configurations from solo to duo, trio, and quartet. He explodes out of the box with a fiery take of Dizzy Gillespie's "Blue 'N' Boogie" accompanied solely by Blake. Harrell previously recorded his mellow ballad "Journey to the Stars" as a duet with Grissett, but for this session, he overdubs several muted trumpets in spots.

Claudio Riggio Ensemble & Tom Harrell - Audrey (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 23, 2011
Claudio Riggio Ensemble & Tom Harrell - Audrey (2011)

Claudio Riggio Ensemble & Tom Harrell - Audrey (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62:12 min | 113 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Abeat

The CD “Audrey” features the compositions of Claudio Riggio, supported by excellent musicians who in turn give rise to different ensembles (duo, trio, quartet, …) and Tom Harrell who once again descends into a Italian weblog Abeat recording project of great scope.A disc which is linked to a series of tracks in the form of cameos lasting a few minutes, sometimes seconds. A dimension almost timeless and "impressionist"in which Tom Harrell said to feel comfortable as rarely happens. The result is an unusual expressive intensity. The songs develop as "images" that take shape almost painterly brushstrokes of copyright and in which the palette of "sounds" is changing every time like in a kaleidoscope of "colors".

Tom Harrell - The Time of the Sun (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 10, 2011
Tom Harrell - The Time of the Sun (2011)

Tom Harrell - The Time of the Sun (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62:12 min | 141 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: HighNote

On The Time of the Sun, Tom and his quintet confirm their place at the top of the post-bop mainstream. Of course, Harrell's often beautiful, always rigorous solos are to the fore but he allows each member of his band to shine and nobody is relegated to second fiddle. Whether it be on ballads or driving pieces, the group's expositions, interactions and song development is exuberant and extensive, devoid of gimmicks and are delivered in an energetic, yet disciplined and sophisticated manner.

Tom Harrell - Sail Away (2003)  

Posted by Oceandrop at Dec. 8, 2011
Tom Harrell - Sail Away (2003)

Tom Harrell - Sail Away (2003)
Jazz | EAC Rip | APE (image)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 506 MB. & 213 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (2003) | Label: Contemporary/OJC | Catalog# OJC20-1095-2(C-14054) | 79:44 min.

Recorded in 1989 and re-released on Original Jazz Classics in 2003, Sail Away is a fine outing by trumpeter Tom Harrell. He's joined by pianist James Williams, bassist Ray Drummond, and drummer Adam Nussbaum. A handful of guests – flutist Cheryl Pyle, guitarist John Abercrombie, tenor Joe Lovano, and soprano Dave Liebman – fill out the arrangements on ten instrumentals (two are bonus cuts from Visions). Together, Harrell and company add a contemporary spin to mainstream jazz.