Tom Schuman: Reflections Over Tome (2010)

Tom Schuman has released several great CDs before, but this is arguably the best. Starting with "A Quote From Mr. Z" he channels the spirit and genius of the late Joe Zawinul. Tom's composition and performance on this track establishes him as this era's successor to Zawinul. Equally impressive is Tom's collaboration with former Dazz Band and Kool & the Gang lead vocalist, Skip Martin on "When." With a nod to Oprah and Deepak Chopra, Tom lays down the new social anthem. Other highlights include the beautiful and melodic "Sofia's Eyes" and perhaps the fastest performance of the John Coltrane classic, "Giant Steps" ever performed on the piano. Push Play and enjoy!
The album features Bonny B, Kevin Stixx Marshall and Ludwig Afonso on drums, Ameen Saleem (upright bass on Giant Steps), Jay Azzolina, Alvin White, David Becker and Andy Wasson on guitars, Skip Martin on trumpet, flugelhorn and vocals, Julian Tanaka on tenor and soprano sax. Tom plays keyboards and introduces his alter egos Schu Thomas on bass and Slide Funkshin on drums/percussion.
Tracklist:
01. A Quote From Mr. Z (4:47)
02. Seven 4 You (4:28)
03. Sofia’s Eyes (6:21)
04. Flections Over Time (4:53)
05. Hooked On Rockin (5:11)
06. Follow Your Heart (4:42)
07. When! (5:01)
08. God Please Bless America (5:19)
09. Dat’s Wassup! (5:10)
10. Giant Steps (4:55)
11. I Still Miss You (3:42)
Reflections Over Time
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