Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
123

Seattle Times: Tom Varner Brings Jazz French Horn to a Sacred Space

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Tom Varner
From The Seattle Times:

At its best, jazz is hand-tailored music that can be shaped to fit just about any setting. For French-horn master Tom Varner, a concert in the intimate, resonant Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center offers an opportunity to design a program calibrated for a sacred space.

Saturday’s performance, part of the Wayward Music Series, features Varner in a variety of contexts, from solo to quintet, exploring a cross section of music he’s written since relocating from New York City to Seattle in 2006. He’s reorchestrated two movements from his “Heaven and Hell” suite, distilling them from 10 to five pieces. And he’s composed some new tunes dedicated to the ingenious soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, who brought Varner out to Seattle in 1993 for, appropriately enough, his “Vespers” project.

Continue Reading...

This story appears courtesy of Seattle Jazz Scene.
Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved.

Visit Website

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Second Communion
Second Communion
OmniTone
2002
buy
[no cover]
The Swiss Duos
HighNote
2000
buy
[no cover]
The Mystery Of...
HighNote
1993
buy
[no cover]
Covert Action
HighNote
1989
buy
[no cover]
Jazz French Horn
HighNote
1985
buy
Ornette Coleman Ornette Coleman
sax, alto
Carla Bley Carla Bley
piano
Don Cherry Don Cherry
trumpet
Nels Cline Nels Cline
guitar, electric
Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd
trombone
David S. Ware David S. Ware
sax, tenor
Drew Gress Drew Gress
bass
Art Ensemble Of Chicago Art Ensemble Of Chicago
band/orchestra
Cuong Vu Cuong Vu
trumpet
Mat Maneri Mat Maneri
viola

Shop

News

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.