Jazz French Horn
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There have only been a few jazz French horn players of note throughout history, although the instrument became a little more common in the 1980s and '90s. Tom Varner on his third recording as a leader (following two obscure efforts for Soul Note) holds his own in a quintet with altoist Jim Snidero, pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Mike Richmond, and drummer Victor Lewis. The emphasis is on boppish soloing over appealing sets of chord changes with the oddly titled "What Is This Thing Called First Strike Capability," based on a familiar tune, and such fine songs as "Quasimodo," Bud Powell's "So Sorry Please," and "I Love You" receiving swinging treatment. A perfect introduction to both Tom Varner and the "jazz French horn."
Born: June 17, 1957 in Morristown, NJ
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Tom Varner
||So Sorry Please||Jazz French Horn||5:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Prodigal Son Revisited||The New York Composers Orchestra||9:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lost In the Stars||Jazz French Horn||3:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blues for Z||Jazz French Horn||4:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Come Sunday||Jazz French Horn||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Love You||Jazz French Horn||4:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When the Saints Go Marching In||The Window Up Above: American Songs 1770-1998||5:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Quasimodo||Jazz French Horn||4:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What Is This Thing Called First Strike Capability?||Jazz French Horn||6:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Vespers||Vespers||6:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|