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Tom Varner – Jazz French Horn
(New Note Records  1985  NN1004)

Sleeve in Very Good+ condition
some sticker marks on front and creasing to left side corners

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

Tom Varner (born June 17, 1957 in Morristown, New Jersey, United States) is an American jazz horn (French horn) player and composer.

Varner grew up in Millburn New Jersey, and studied piano in his youth with Capitola Dickerson of Summit, New Jersey. He holds a B.M. degree (1979) from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied jazz improvisation and composition with Ran Blake, George Russell, and Jaki Byard, and horn with Thomas Newell. He also studied briefly in 1976 with jazz horn pioneer Julius Watkins. Varner also holds an M.A. (2005) from the City College of New York, where he studied with Jim McNeely, Scott Reeves, and John Patitucci.

Jazz French Horn is the third album by American jazz French horn player and composer Tom Varner recorded in 1985 and released as an LP on the New Note label, and later as a CD on the Italian Soul Note label.

Track listing

All compositions by Tom Varner except as indicated
  1. “What Is This Thing Called First Strike Capability?” – 6:13
  2. “Quasimodo” (Charlie Parker) – 4:41
  3. “Blues for Z” – 4:05
  4. “Lost in the Stars” (Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill) – 3:49
  5. “So Sorry Please” (Bud Powell) – 5:30
  6. “April Remembrance” – 10:09
  7. “I Love You” (Cole Porter) – 4:50
  8. “Quasimodo” [alternate take] (Parker) – 8:51
  9. “So Sorry Please” [alternate take] (Powell) – 5:20
  10. “Come Sunday” (Duke Ellington) – 2:57
  • Recorded at Classic Sound in New York City on October 8 & 9, 1985


  • Tom Varner – French horn
  • Jim Snidero – alto saxophone
  • Kenny Barron – piano
  • Mike Richmond – bass
  • Victor Lewis – drums
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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