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Tom Teasley: All The World's A Stage

Read "All The World's A Stage" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Percussion is often treated as rhythmic garnish but, in the right hands, it can be the meal itself. Light spices, meaty grooves and flavorful accents can provide more than enough sustenance for the ear if they're blended in the right proportions and percussionist Tom Teasley proves that this hypothesis holds water on this, his eighth recording. All The World's A Stage is an overdubbed discourse on the art of tearing down cultural boundaries in the world of ...

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Tom Teasley: Global Standard Time

Read "Global Standard Time" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Percussionist/drummer Tom Teasley delivers earthy interpretations of well-known jazz standards on Global Standard Time, a release that's loose, soulful, exotic, and somewhat remindful of Leon Parker's approach to jazz. Like Parker, Teasley is a gifted percussionist whose worldly vision breathes new life into familiar songs.A musician and educator from the Washington, D.C., area whose last project was a stage collaboration with poet-actor Charles Williams, Teasley employs a variety of percussion instruments from around the world on this eclectic ...

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Tom Teasley: Global Standard Time

Read "Global Standard Time" reviewed by Douglas Payne

Global Standard Time evidences an exuberant musical scenarist in Washington, DC-area percussionist Tom Teasley. For his fourth disc (following last year's 'word beat' collaboration with poet-actor Charles Williams), the percussionist makes a case for himself as a highly imaginative conceptualist. He's anything but a busy noise-maker anxious to play with all his toys. Rather, Teasley is a colorful, intellectual and surprisingly spare musician, employing his talents in the orchestration of sound.Here, he covers ten rather ...


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