From the late 1960's through the mid-1970's trumpet and flugelhorn player extraordinaire Tom Harrell made his name in the bands of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, and Horace Silver. Over the next decade he enhanced his reputation with Lee Konitz, George Russell, Phil Woods, and others. From the mid-1980's on Harrell has recorded more than two dozen albums as a leader. His latest, "Number Five," finds him as fresh and inventive as ever. Harrell, who has wowed crowds at two Rochester International Jazz Festivals, will bring a stellar band to his Exodus To Jazz appearance: tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, drummer Adam Cruz, and bassist Ugonna Okegwo.
Tom Harrell Quartet performs Thursday, October 4, 8 p.m. at Hochstein School of Music, 50 N. Plymouth Ave. $25-$42. ExodusToJazz.com.