Tom Harrell: An Interview

March 26, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Interviews

harrell-sTrumpeter Tom Harrell is one of the most prolific composers and arrangers.  His writing has a certain airtight logic, and his fellow musicians love to play his music.  In January, Harrell released Prana Song, the second recording of all-original compositions featuring his working quintet.

The respected veteran trumpeter leads his band back downtown to perform his probing and accessible music.  Listen to this interview conducted at his home, and join us for the Tom Harrell Quintet on Live at the Village Vanguard.


4 Responses to “Tom Harrell: An Interview”
  1. harold welton says:

    a great great example of courage and the human soul.
    tom harrell,god bless him

  2. Ron Gorin says:

    Tom Harrell shows us his brilliance despite severe mental illness like so many other victims of the disease.

  3. Bob Garrett says:

    This is a wonderful interview. I don’t think I’ve heard Tom speak more candidly about his schizophrenia. His music and his life continue to be an enormous inspiration to many. Tom Harrell is the epitomy of a true artist; in the interview he touches on how every day life can be turned into teachings for the musician which will manifest themselves through writing and playing music…even things as simple as taking a walk or reading a book.
    Tom…I thank God for you every time I hear you play.


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