Trumpet Master Tom Harrell: Mainstream Melodocist

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Tom Harrell has been an active musician for over 50 years. After stints with a wide range of prominent bands including those of Horace Silver, Lee Konitz and George Russell, he came to maturity with the Phil Woods Quintet from 1983-1989. For the past three decades he has released a series of discs on roughly an annual basis that are consistently well-received. In 2018 he was the Jazz Journalists Association Trumpeter of the Year. In this next hour of Jazz at 100 Today!, we will begin our series on trumpet masters with Tom Harrell.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Tom Harrell Quintet "Approaching" from Roman Nights (HighNote) 3:17
  • Tom Harrell Quintet "Estuary" from The Time of the Sun (HighNote) 8:24
  • Tom Harrell Quintet "The Question" from Number Five (HighNote) 16:57
  • Host Speaks 3:00
  • Tom Harrell Sextet "Seventy" from Colors of a Dream (HighNote) 22:46
  • Tom Harrell Sextet "Phantasy in Latin" from Colors of a Dream (HighNote) 26:01
  • Tom Harrell Quintet "Circuit" from Something Gold, Something Blue (HighNote) 32:17
  • Host speaks 3:00
  • Tom Harrell Quartet "Montego Bay" from Moving Picture (HighNote) 40:36
  • Tom Harrell Quartet "Four the Moment" from Moving Picture (HighNote) 44:11
  • Tom Harrell Quintet "The Fast" from Infinity (HighNote) 50:14
  • Host Outro 57:09

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