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 ďmust listen, must buyĒ for anyone interested in jazz as an art form and medium of expression. Tom and the group seek the ďouter limitsĒ 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:
Chrisí Jazz Cafť
Saturday, May 1, 9pm-1pm
Collingswood Community Center
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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