Tom Harrell

First Impressions (HCD 7276)

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First Impressions

Tom Harrell

Highnote

632375727628

JZD 147681

HCD 7276

JAZZ

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First Impressions

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CD 12,39 €

5 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE (December 2015)

Harrell’s handling of textures and structure is a balm throughout the album. Each one of these pieces, no matter how varied the contents, moves with inexorable rightness from section to section, always with something new to catch the ear. Despite the broad palette and far-reaching rhythmic variety, Harrell has a jazzman’s understanding of grooves—the habanera of Ravel’s “Voices” is de rigueur, with the added punch of the stop-time section that drives Harrell’s solo. This is a jazz record. An uncommonly good one. —Jon Garelick (Downbeat Magazine)

PERSONNEL:

TOM HARRELL, trumpet, flugelhorn
WAYNE ESCOFFERY, soprano & tenor sax
CHARLES PILLOW, flute, bass flute
DANNY GRISSENTT, piano
RALE MICIC, guitar
MEG OKURA, violin
RUBIN KODHELI, cello
UGONNA OKEGWO, bass
JOHNATHAN BLAKE, drums

New York, April 8, 2013.

TRACKS:

01.  Sainte
02. Voices
03. Perspectives
04. Beau Soir
05. Reverie
06. Passapied
07. Sarabande
08. Musique du Café