Tom Harrell: A Quest. Part 1, Fulfilling An Inner Need: The RCA Years, iii

It started with big bands. Stan Kenton. Woody Herman. The West Coast Latin band Azteca. His first decade in New York City, the Horace Silver decade, included recordings with the Lee Konitz Nonet, the Gerry Mulligan Orchestra, the Bronx Latin band of Bobby Vince Paunetto, stints with the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, the New …

A Day with Socrates

Thanks to his generosity of spirit, I was able to spend a day with Socrates and three of his friends during this year’s Panathenaic Festival in Athens (the festival’s procession, as you perhaps know, was recently sculpted on the frieze of the Parthenon). Socrates being Socrates, the day was spent with his friends in philosophical …