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Tom Barton & Diego Villalta: Connections

Read "Tom Barton & Diego Villalta: Connections" reviewed by Phil Barnes

There's something other worldly about this collaboration between innovative jazz vocalist Tom Barton and guitarist/composer Diego Villalta. Recorded in Osaka and inspired by the duo's experiences touring Japan the collection is wholly improvised, showcasing a broad range and variety of styles yet remaining coherent enough to suggest it could only have been this way. Barton describes ...

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Tom Barton & Diego Villalta: Connections

Read "Connections" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This is the second album by Australian vocalist Tom Barton, the first being Aspirations (2014) and is an entirely improvised affair. On Connections Barton shares the credits with fellow countryman Diego Villalta on guitar and was recorded at Studio Osaka Recording, Osaka, Japan, whilst the pair were on tour in early 2015.

Harmonium-like looped ...

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Australian Duo Tom Barton And Diego Villalta Release "Connections" – Improvisations From Japan

Australian Duo Tom Barton And Diego Villalta Release "Connections" – Improvisations From Japan

Innovative jazz vocalist Tom Barton has joined with guitarist/composer Diego Villalta to release an album of improvised works recorded in Osaka, Japan, in early 2015. This album is the duo’s first recording, following years of musical collaboration between the Victorian College of the Arts graduates. Connections features daring explorations into the sublime and surreal, sketched with a diversity of musical techniques and electronic ...

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Tom Barton: Aspirations

Read "Aspirations" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Australian vocalist Tom Barton aspires to blur the lines between genres on this debut. Electronic and acoustic thoughts merge and co-exist beautifully, improvisational elements are born around concrete expressions, and in the middle of it all sits Barton, putting his poetry in motion with beautifully clear-headed vocals.

While the gist of many an ...

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Vocalist Tom Barton Transcends Jazz To Unique Sonic Worlds

Vocalist Tom Barton Transcends Jazz To Unique Sonic Worlds

Genre-crossing contemporary jazz vocalist/composer Tom Barton has released crowdfunded studio album, Aspirations Aspirations was recorded in early 2014 after over $9,000 was raised by fans on crowdfunding platform Pozible. The album transcends its acoustic jazz instrumentation to worlds of electronically-augmented sonic atmospheres. Tom sings original prose and wordless music pondering the self and the natural world, featuring jazz improvisation, extended vocal techniques, and ...