Tom's latest CD, "Ten Shades of Blue," was released in December, 2003."Pictures at the Family House," his first CD, was released in September, 1999.
As a free-lance percussionist, Tom has performed the music of John Cage, Lou Harrison, and other composers at the Bang on a Can and A Day of Percussion music festivals in New York City. He has toured nationally and internationally with the
Manhattan Ballet Company, the Mimi Garrard Dance Company, and the David Parker Dancers, and he has also performed in several off-Broadway productions.
Tom has performed both live and/or in the studio with numerous singer/songwriters or instrumentalists including the folk duo Minus Ted, Walter Egan, Carmin Turco, Cindy Bullens, McWray, David McGrath, Grant King, Andy Monroe, Steven Keene, and Dave Hall. Guitarists, Carlos Alomar, Michael Ross, Dan Wray and rappers Melle Mel and Africa Bambatta. He has also played on jingles for advertising
firms J. Walter Thompson and Fearless Music. In 1984, he appeared as a musician in the CBS movie "Svengali" starring Jodi Foster and Peter O'Toole.
In addition, Tom has produced or co-produced the recordings of numerous songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists including Sandy Smyth; McWray; Minus Ted; David McGrath; mandolinist/composer Terry Pender; the cello/percussion duo Cellovision; and vocalists Elaine St. George, Patrick
Arena, Barbara Lowin and Leslie Hollis.
In 1997 Tom was ommissioned by the Mimi Garrard Dance Company to compose music for two dance works entitled "Reflections on an Ecuadorian Jungle" and
"Animal Spirit." Both pieces premiered that year in New York City. A third dance work, "Tactile," was added to this suite and performed at The Kitchen in New York in June, 2000. He also wrote incidental music for the film short "Casting Call" by Andy Hudson.
From 1988 to the Spring of 2005, Tom owned and operated Tom Tom Recording Studio in New York. During this time, he recorded with such artists as violinist Shankar; composer John Cage; drummers Bernard Purdie, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and Ginger Baker; guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli; pianists Louis St. Louis and Jeremy Wall; and bassists Mark Egan, Jamie Lamm and Jay Ward.
Check out the artist's website:
1. La Playa
2. She Was The Dancer
3. 9:02 a.m., Oklahoma City
4. Song For My Father
5. Sails: Departure, Arrival
6. Pictures at the Family House
7. La Sierra, Cuba
8. Conversations I've Had
9. Stil Thinking of You