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Tom Barton

Tom sings prose and wordless music with the spirit of an instrumentalist. Featuring contemporary jazz improvisation, extended vocal techniques, and live electronic looping and effects processing, Tom’s music is adventurous, philosophical and delivered profoundly. Graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) in 2010, Tom was invited to study a Master of Jazz voice at the Manhattan School of Music in 2013. Tom’s performance highlights include The Melbourne International Jazz Festival, The Sydney Opera House and ABC Radio National’s The Music Show

Album

Wherever I Will Be

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Wherever I Will Be.

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Article: Album Review

Tom Barton: Wherever I Will Be

Read "Wherever I Will Be" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Australian vocalist Tom Barton's “Wherever I Will Be," released as a standalone single in September of 2020, is, at its core, a meditation on life and loss. Extremely personal, revealing lyrics that recall “a beautiful and devastating conversation" that the singer had with his mother before her passing, it's a slow and somewhat intense offering that ...

Album

Connections

Label: Bartone Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Trust; Sensei; Prelude to the Bus Ride; Growing Up; A Forming Universe; Dawn; One Night of Hedonism (One Day of Vegetables); The Bus Ride.

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Tom Barton & Diego Villalta: Connections

Label: Bartone Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Trust; Sensei; Prelude to the Bus Ride; Growing Up; A Forming Universe; Dawn; One Night of Hedonism (One Day of Vegetables); The Bus Ride.

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Trust

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Label: Bartone Music
Released: 2015
Duration: 06:02

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Article: Extended Analysis

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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Article: Album Review

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 ...

Album

Aspirations

Label: Bartone Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: Dirt & Vibration; Hyperballad; Vessel; Spencer The Rover; Motion; When Did I Give Up?; Genome; Tenchi; Tjukurpa; Pearl Point.


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