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Pianist Tom Lawton's 'Retrospective/Debut' CD Release Party

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Tom Lawton Quartet with Special Guest Norman David: Retrospective/Debut

Tom Lawton, a top jazz pianist and composer based in the Philadelphia area and Bucks/Montgomery Counties has just released a new CD on the Dreambox Media label consisting mostly of his original compositions written over three decades. The musicians include Tom (pianist, composer, leader), John Swana (trumpet), Ben Schachter (tenor and soprano sax), and special guest Norman David (clarinet).

This CD is rich with original ideas, stimulating and moving improvisations, and technical virtuosity. A must listen, must buy for anyone interested in jazz as an art form and medium of expression. Tom and the group seek the outer limits of jazz and yet the music is highly accessible and listenable. It has already received outstanding reviews in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Metro.

CD RELEASE CONCERTS/PARTIES/CD SIGNINGS with the Quintet will be held at:

Chris Jazz Caf
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, May 1, 9pm-1pm

and

Collingswood Community Center
Collingswood, NJ
Thurday, May 6, 7pm

All are welcome! Enjoy!

Praise for Retrospective/Debut
“Lawton's works are puckish and Monklike, and often skirt the boundaries of mainstream. These takes are surprisingly free, often coasting without the usual chordal forms and featuring choice horn work from trumpeter John Swana, saxophonist Ben Schachter, and clarinetist Norman David. Drummer Jim Miller...and bassist Lee Smith, father of bass virtuoso Christian McBride, provide the locomotion for this challenging, questing session, which huffs, splatters and confounds expectations." - Philadelphia Inquirer


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