Art of Rhythm

Art of Rhythm

by Tom Harrell
     
 

Best known as a superior and advanced cool-toned trumpeter, Tom Harrell shows throughout this consistently brilliant set that he has also developed into an excellent composer and a particularly talented arranger. All ten songs and arrangements are his, and the music both swings and is quite original. Harrell doubles on flügelhorn and utilizes a wide variety of… See more details below

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Best known as a superior and advanced cool-toned trumpeter, Tom Harrell shows throughout this consistently brilliant set that he has also developed into an excellent composer and a particularly talented arranger. All ten songs and arrangements are his, and the music both swings and is quite original. Harrell doubles on flügelhorn and utilizes a wide variety of interesting musicians, including clarinetist Greg Tardy (who plays beautifully on the opening "Petals Danse"), acoustic guitarist Romero Lumbambo (heard on the more Brazilian-oriented numbers), the great free bop tenor Dewey Redman, pianist Danilo Perez, electric guitarist Mike Stern, tenorman David Sanchez, and several strings (including Regina Carter) among others. Each selection stands out, and although none of the original melodies are probably destined to become standards, the episodic arrangements are quite colorful. As for the leader, he gets in strong solos of his own, although Harrell tends to keep them concise and purposeful. Overall, this is Tom Harrell's most significant release as a leader to date and arguably one of the finest jazz records released in 1998.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/1998
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0090266892426
catalogNumber:
68924

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Harrell   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ken McIntyre   Bassoon
Dewey Redman   Tenor Saxophone
Mike Stern   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Danilo Pérez   Piano,Harmonium
Gary Smulyan   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Milton Cardona   Conga
Valtinho Anastacio   Percussion,Conga
Bryan Carrott   Marimbas
Regina Carter   Violin
Adam Cruz   cowbell
Akua Dixon   Cello
Duduka Da Fonseca   Drums
Andy González   Bass
Yoron Israel   Cymbals,Drums
Romero Lubambo   Acoustic Guitar
Leon Parker   Drums,Grand Cassa
David Sanchez   Saxophone
Greg Tardy   Clarinet
Natalie Cushman   Shakuhachi,Claves
Ugonna Okegwo   Bass
Ron Lawrence   Viola

Technical Credits

Gary Smulyan   Contributor
Milton Cardona   Contributor
Valtinho Anastacio   Contributor
Bryan Carrott   Contributor
Adam Cruz   Contributor
Akua Dixon   Contributor
David Finck   Contributor
Tom Harrell   Arranger
Yoron Israel   Contributor
Romero Lubambo   Contributor
Jay Newland   Engineer
David Sanchez   Contributor
John Snyder   Producer
Greg Tardy   Contributor
Aldo Sampieri   Art Direction
Steve Gates   Executive Producer
Natalie Cushman   Contributor
Ugonna Okegwo   Contributor
Ron Lawrence   Contributor

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