Number Five (album)

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Number Five
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Studio album by Tom Harrell
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded December 30, 2011
Genre Post bop
Length 59:07
Label High Note
Producer Tom Harrell, Wayne Escoffery, Angela Harrell
Tom Harrell chronology
The Time of the Sun
(2011)The Time of the Sun2011
Number Five
(2012)
Colors of a Dream
(2013)Colors of a Dream2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Number Five is a studio album by jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger, Tom Harrell, released in May 2012 by HighNote.

Overview[edit]

This is the fifth album by Harrell's Quintet, which includes Wayne Escoffery on sax, Danny Grissett on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass, and Johnathan Blake on drums.[1] Four tracks feature the full quintet. The other tracks feature arrangements in quartet, trio and duo, and on two tracks Harrell performs solo. This is a departure from Harrell's previous four albums in which 35 of the total 36 tracks featured the full quintet. Four tracks were recorded with no prior rehearsal – exhibiting the confidence and tightness of the group.[2]

Reception[edit]

JazzTimes noted the group's chemistry and called the album "the most adventurous and eclectic of the five he's done for HighNote."[3] AllMusic stated that Harrell "continues to surprise" with this album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Blue 'n' Boogie"Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli4:20
2."Right as Rain"Tom Harrell3:20
3."No. 5"Tom Harrell8:24
4."Journey to the Stars"Tom Harrell6:34
5."GT"Tom Harrell8:55
6."Present"Tom Harrell6:44
7."Star Eyes"Gene de Paul5:28
8."Preludium"Tom Harrell4:07
9."The Question"Tom Harrell3:09
10."Melody in B-Flat"Tom Harrell4:06
11."A Blue Time"Tadd Dameron[3]4:00

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Allmusic: Tom Harrell - Number Five - review". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tom Harrell – Number Five – High Note". Audiophile Audition. May 10, 2012. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Tom Harrell – Number Five". JazzTimes. November 7, 2012. Archived from the original on July 18, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Allmusic: Tom Harrell - Number Five - credits". Allmusic.com. Archived from the original on August 4, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.