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Art of Rhythm
Tom Harrell
Art of Rhythm
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Using two dozen musicians and 26 instruments in varying combinations, Harrell offers a complex and ambitious recording that explores the possibilities of Latin/Caribbean moods. As the tempos, time signatures, and instrumen...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tom Harrell
Title: Art of Rhythm
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 2/24/1998
Release Date: 2/24/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266892426

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Using two dozen musicians and 26 instruments in varying combinations, Harrell offers a complex and ambitious recording that explores the possibilities of Latin/Caribbean moods. As the tempos, time signatures, and instrumentation shift, Harrell moves gracefully from atmospheric melodies floating atop serene strings to funky modal workouts and densely layered big-band explorations. Harrell's crisp work on trumpet and flugelhorn combines lyrical flair with smoldering intensity, and he's an engaging soloist in a variety of settings. The often cerebral quality of these 10 compositions and arrangements makes it challenging to absorb the album fully, but the effort of repeated listenings is worthwhile. --Marc Greilsamer

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D. Moore | NH | 07/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a fan from way back of Miles and Herbie, etc, and this is a somewhat lighter version of the jazz ensemble work we all know and love. It's a little of everything - more jazz than Latin, but at times there are brief passages of metal drum, acoustic guitar and Latin tempo. Very relaxing and an easy listen without the irritating use of synthesizer. Very nice."