Tom Varner Quartet

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Tom Varner Quartet
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Studio album by
Released1980
RecordedAugust 29, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length44:16
Label Soul Note
Producer Tom Varner
Tom Varner chronology
Tom Varner Quartet
(1980)
Motion/Stillness
(1983)

Tom Varner Quartet is the debut album by American jazz French horn player and composer Tom Varner recorded in 1980 and released on the Italian Soul Note label. [1]

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4½ stars and stated, "Tom Varner turned heads and opened eyes on the jazz scene in the early '80s. There weren't, and still aren't, many French horn players who improvise and play with the facility he demonstrated on this 1980 session". [2]

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Track listing

All compositions written and arranged by Tom Varner
  1. "The Otter" - 7:43
  2. "Radiator" - 8:26
  3. "12 12" - 7:39
  4. "TV TV" - 10:05
  5. "Heaps" - 10:28
  • Recorded at Sorcerer Sound in New York City on August 29, 1980
  • Cover photo by Vittorio Sacco, back photos by Lee Snider and Carlo Verri

Personnel

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References

  1. Tom Varner discography accessed June 2, 2011
  2. 1 2 Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed June 2, 2011
  3. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1441. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.