|FEATURED CD RELEASES|
OTHER RELEASES FEATURING TOM BECKHAM
Tom is featured on the recent CD by Canadian vocalist Jaclyn Guillou, entitled To the City, and on the road in Canada during the month of May 2012 >buy
"Circle Wide embraces the same malleable, inside-outside aesthetic that the American Quartet excelled at. Like Before, Somewhat After invokes the bittersweet intensity of Jarrett's formative work, making this richly rewarding tribute one of Schuller's most beautiful and accessible albums." — Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz.com
New Kenny White :
I'm bringing a special edition of my trio to Barbes, in Park Slope, Brooklyn on August 7th which features the inspired rhythm section of Gary Wang-bass and RJ Miller - drums
Look for me every Monday with Shira Elias and the Soul Night Band at Toshi's Living Room, NYC, inside the Flatiron Hotel.
I'm also playing Wednesdays with Bliss Blood and Al Street down the street at the Flatiron Room. We play classic selections from the 1920's thru the 2013's.
+ Extra-special props to the Vic
Firth company for their continuous support.
+ "The hidden treasure though is Tom Beckham,
+ Allaboutjazz.com wrote a nice review about the music that was made on Shepik's record: "Throughout, Shepik traverses a wonderfully inviting course, with crisp, questioning guitar lines that might as easily shift into biting fits of joy as drift into echoing fields of pensiveness. And there always to counter and complement him is Beckham, who displays an equal fluidity in blending sharp emphasis and languorous drift."
+ "...Beckham does not hesitate to take front stage at certain times, and the impressive subtlety of his technique combines wondrously both with the calm moments and the intense moments in order to make the tunes memorable. Here and there one feels the influences of diverse musical horizons, which contribute to preserving a dynamic and relatively eclectic sound." --CHYZ, 94.3 Canada
+ "The leadoff track, 'Tethered,' [from Rebound]... invites repeated listens, so compelling are the tune, the series of solos, and group interplay."— Scott Albin, Jazz.com
+ "Tom Beckham has a refreshing approach to the vibraphone. He plays it with a gentle ear for harmony and development, with ideas that are wrapped in crystalline notes." - allaboutjazz.com
+ "When listening to ‘Rebound,’ there is an attachment of sensitivity and close attention to detail. Beckham’s strategic improvised rhythms serve as a reminder of the CD’s straight ahead influences." - Jus' Jazz.com
+ "one of the top 10 New Releases of 2008." - Paul Blair/Hothouse Magazine
Songs seeks to carve out a space for his own strong voice -- influence
meets invention. This album is rife with hooks that won't lose their
wonder."--Kellen Yamanaka, KKJZ, 2007 full