TOM VARNER

Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop / Post-Fusion Contemporary / Eclectic Fusion • United States
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Tom Varner is internationally known as the foremost jazz French horn player of his generation, and as an inventive, witty, and passionate composer, breaking new ground in his writing for small-group jazz. Over the years, he has composed for and led ensembles ranging from trios to big bands. As Nate Chinen (NY Times/Philadelphia City Paper) wrote in 2000, "Varner has a Mingus-like gift for intertwining complex counter-melodies in a manner that's more soulful than acrobatic. This approach creates countless opportunities for inspired improvisation, resulting in a marvel of cohesive ensemble writing and playing." At times, Tom's music reflects his former teachers Jaki Byard, George Russell, Steve Lacy (Tom played in his octet in the 90s), and jazz French horn master Julius Watkins, as well as other loves such as Stravinsky and Miles Davis.

Tom's newest project, Heaven and Hell, a new work for tentet, was premiered at the Seattle Art Museum
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Nine SurprisesNine Surprises
CD Baby 2014
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Jazz French HornJazz French Horn
Soul Note 2010
$9.90
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Martian HeartacheMartian Heartache
Soul Note 2010
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SwimmingSwimming
Omnitone Records 1999
$20.83
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Second CommunionSecond Communion
Omnitone Records 2002
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The Window Up Above: American SongsThe Window Up Above: American Songs
New World Records 1998
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TOM VARNER Tom Varner Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tom Varner Quartet
Post Bop 1980
TOM VARNER Jazz French Horn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz French Horn
Post Bop 1985
TOM VARNER Long Night Big Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Long Night Big Day
Post Bop 1985
TOM VARNER Covert Action album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Covert Action
Avant-Garde Jazz 1987
TOM VARNER The Mystery Of Compassion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mystery Of Compassion
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
TOM VARNER Martian Heartache album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Martian Heartache
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
TOM VARNER Window Up Above: American Songs 1770-1998 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Window Up Above: American Songs 1770-1998
Eclectic Fusion 1998
TOM VARNER Swimming album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swimming
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
TOM VARNER The Swiss Duos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Swiss Duos
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2000
TOM VARNER Second Communion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Second Communion
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
TOM VARNER Heaven and Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heaven and Hell
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010

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TOM VARNER Motion / Stillness album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Motion / Stillness
Avant-Garde Jazz 1983

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