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Tom Harrell is LIVE at The Village Vanguard!

October 6, 2014

tom_harrell_2Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. While Harrell is a master of the jazz idiom, he constantly seeks new challenges and influences. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world. He is a frequent winner in Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines’ Critics and Readers Polls and a Grammy nominee. Harrell is also a Trumpeter of the Year nominee for the 2012 Jazz Journalists Association Awards. His warm, burnished sound on the trumpet and the flugelhorn, and the unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication in his playing and writing, have earned Harrell his place as a jazz icon to aspiring musicians and devoted fans alike. His music is at once intelligent, soulful, fresh and accessible.
Mr. Harrell favors a precise but shadowy sort of post-bop, sonorous and warm and alert. For the first half of a two-week engagement at the Village Vanguard, he’ll lead this excellent working quintet, with Wayne Escoffery on saxophone, Danny Grissett on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. At 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.,Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village. The Tom Harrell Quintet (Tuesday through Oct. 12)

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