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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Cox: The Journey Home

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Little Rock pianist Tom Cox and bassist Bill Huntington follow their plaintive, 2014 release Red (Self Produced) with the present The Journey Home. Like Red it is an exploration of spare melody with harmony on piano, propelled by Huntington's certain time. It is a crepuscular recital of mood pieces, warmly conceived as if at the end of day. The majority of pieces are Cox composed with the Coots/Lewis standard “For All We Know," Keith Jarrett's “Prism" and Gonzalo Rubalcaba's arrangement ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Cox & Bill Huntington: Red

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Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill once said, “All politics is local." The same can be said of music, particularly when considering that music so close to home it is often missed. Little Rock-native Tom Cox teaches jazz piano and jazz combo after having taught at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and Akron University's Firestone Conservatory of Music and performed with Freddie Hubbard and Cannonball. Bassist Bill Huntington was part of the Hurricane Katrina diaspora that included noted New Orleans guitarist ...


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