Tom Bacon - The Flipside: Jazz Horn Solos (1989) [Swing]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Tom Bacon - The Flipside: Jazz Horn Solos (1989) [Swing]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

Unread postby Mike1985 » 14 Dec 2018, 17:35

Artist: Tom Bacon
Album: The Flipside: Jazz Horn Solos
Genre: Swing
Label: Summit Records
Released: 1989
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
    Concerto for Tom (Gottschalk)
  1. Tomfoolery - 4:41
  2. Hornful of Blues - 4:55
  3. Cooking with Bacon - 3:16
  4. Grand Ur (Avinger) - 5:42

    Etudes (Bacon)
  5. Listen Up - 2:35
  6. Lorna Doin' - 3:55
  7. Tom's Mix (Burt) - 7:02
  8. Wild Indigo (Burt) - 4:01
  9. Sync of Swim (Burt) - 3:39
  10. La Jardiniere (Milburn) - 4:48


Tom Bacon is a very fine French horn player, and it is not everyday that someone blows jazz solos on the horn. Nevertheless, this short (45'35") album rarely rises much above the level of a novelty, perhaps due to the somewhat uninspiring material. If not for the horn, there is not much to distinguish this one from the pack. That being said, for those with a special interest in the French horn, this album should prove more than satisfactory. Bacon has a clean, crisp tone, and a fluid technique. His overdubbing on three tracks is gimmicky, but it still delights. Bacon is backed by various conglomerations, from the Rice University Jazz Band to a few different rhythm sections. The three arrangements by Art Gottschalk for the big band seem to work best, in part because they reflect a lighthearted approach.
Review by Steve Loewy

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