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First Listen: Tom Harrell - Something Gold, Something Blue

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Each new album for Tom Harrell on High Note (eight in all) explores something very specific ... chamber jazz, small-group ensemble playing, fusion.

But on his new recording Something Gold Something Blue, he goes back to something he explored early in his career playing with another trumpet player in the band.

In 1979 it was with John McNeil on this recording it’s Ambrose Akinmusire, 36 years his junior.

The recording made up almost exclusively of Harrell originals, except for Body and Soul.

Tom Harrell is one of the contemporary composers today and this record delivers.

"This is Travelin'"  from Something Gold Something Blue is your First Listen for October 14.

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