Tom Harrell


The “dream” reference in the trumpeter’s new Colors Of A Dream harks to his take on Dali’s esthetic, and at its most vivid Harrell’s spin on the hard bop lingo can claim several surreal moments. His working quintet brings a feisty punch to every stage it commands, but it’s always searching for ways to trick the persistence of memory into becoming a door to the future. Secret Weapon: drummer Johnathan Blake.

Oct. 8-13, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2013