Monday, May 9, 2011

Tom Harrell @ Village Vanguard, this week!

Tomorrow through Sunday, catch the Tom Harrell Quintet at the Village Vanguard!
Featuring: Wayne Escoffery, Danny Grissett, Ugonna Okegwo, Rudy Royston (Tues-Thu), Otis Brown (Fri), and Johnathan Blake (Sat - Sun).

The Vanguard is located at 178 7th Avenue South, NYC. That's on 7th Avenue just below West 11th Street in Greenwich Village. Nearest subway: 1, 2 or 3 (local or express) at the 14th Street stop.

Doors open at 8:00pm (20:00). Sets begin at 9:00pm (21:00) and 11:00pm (23:00) nightly. From time to time, there is an additional 12:30am (00:30) set on Saturday. Call the club for confirmation of a third set.

Reservations are taken over the phone. Call the club at (212) 255-4037 and leave your name, the number of people in your party, the night you would like to come and which set you would like to attend. Reservations are held until 15 MINUTES before show time.

Limited copies of Tom's upcoming release "The Time of the Sun" (scheduled for official release only on May 31 by the HighNote label) will be available for sale!

On "The Time of the Sun," Tom and his quintet confirm their place at the top of the post-bop mainstream. Of course, Harrell's often beautiful, always rigorous solos are to the fore but he allows each member of his band to shine and nobody is relegated to second fiddle. Whether it be on ballads or driving pieces, the group's expositions, interactions and song development is exuberant and extensive, devoid of gimmicks and are delivered in an energetic, yet disciplined and sophisticated manner.

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