I got to see Tom Harrell at the Village Vanguard

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  1. STRATSofPLENTY

    STRATSofPLENTY Supporting Member

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    I went to the Village Vanguard in NYC on Saturday and got to see the legendary Tom Harrell. for those of you that don't know, he's a trumpet player. I had no idea he had such a debilitating disease (paranoid schizophrenia) I was in awe of his playing and I now have to buy a few his albums.

    What an amazing person and musician!
     
  2. stark

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    I've seen him more than once at the Vanguard. Just the greatest.
     
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    Been a Harrell fan for many years, I wish I could have seen him there! Gotta catch him live one day... btw, the links not working for me.
     
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    A musical hero and one of my favourite all time musicians since learning about him and his music from a Trumpet player and friend at Humber College in 1990.

    I almost lost my mind, when by coincidence, I say a local poster stating that he was performing at a tiny Jazz club just up the street from me in Vancouver. I went to both sets, got a CD signed and got to see one of the greatest Jazz improvisers and composers of all time IMHO.
     
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    I've been a TH fan since I saw him at a small club on LI back in the 1970s.
    He had a band with a trombone player he met while they were both in a mental hospital on LI.
    They did a song called "Pilgrim's Progress", in honor of the mental hospital, Pilgrim State Psychiatric Hospital, that they were both recently released from.

    I spoke with him after the gig, and we both shared our enthusiasm for Marvin "Hannibal" Petersen, the trumpet player with Gil Evans back then.
     

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