Beckham, Tom

Apria Records, 2008CD
Instrument: Vibes

Issue: 14.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Tom plays the vibes and leads a quintet with Chris Cheek (sax), Henry Hey (p), Matt Clohwey (b) and Fernc Nemeth (d). Beckum composed and produced all of the music for this session. It is a peaceful set highlighted by “In Flight”, “World Cup” with samba hints and “Grillin'”. It is a well-recorded session allowing us to hear all of the nuances including gasps during the quiet passages and Tom striking the vibes. It is a good combination of up-tempo tunes and relaxed pace ballads.


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