Hailed by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and uncompromising jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. He is that rare improviser who never resorts to cliche, a talent who seems to have an unlimited reserve of melodic ideas. Each of his albums has found its way onto various critics "Top Ten" lists worldwide. ROMAN NIGHTS is the third HighNote album that features the current members of his quintet. The remarkably cohesive unit includes tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist Danny Grissett, drummer Johnathan Blake, and his bassist of 12 years, Ugonna Okegwo. Together, the band explores the limitless possibilities offered by Tom's imaginative and hauntingly expressive original works. On ROMAN NIGHTS, Tom Harrell once again exhibits the talent, creativity and touch of genius which led Whitney Balliet (New York Times), Bill Milkowski (Jazz Times) and David Hadju (Entertainment Weekly) to unanimously proclaim him "the premier trumpeter of his generation."
Tom Harrell - trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone; Danny Grissett - piano; Ugonna Okegwo - bass; Johnathan Blake - drums
Tracks: Storm Approaching; Let the Children Play; Roman Nights; Study in Sound; Agua; Obsession; Harvest Song; Bird in Flight; Year of the Ox
Let the Children Play
Year of the Ox