Colors Of A Dream

Tom Harrell "Colors Of A Dream" with Esperanza Spalding in Exodus to Jazz Series at Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, New York

We’ve seen/heard Tom Harrell a few times at the Jazz Fest and once at the Exodus to Jazz Series. Each performance was outstanding. He writes beautiful melodies and surrounds himself with sensational players, real pros. His “Colors of a Dream” sextet, who played last night in the auditorium at Hochstein School of Music, had two bass players, Ugonna Okegwo and Esperanza Spalding, a star in her own right.

I loved drummer, Johnathan Blake’s playing. His father, who just died a few days ago, played violin on Archie Schepp’s “Attica Blues.” And I love his setup. You can see it in the enlargement of the photo above. All the drums and cymbals are are aligned horizontally. We played a gig with the Romantics when I was with New Math and their drummer set up the same way.

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One Response to “Colors Of A Dream”

  1. ds Says:

    When Jack White plays drums its a pretty similar setup too.

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