Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tom Kennedy Basses Loaded (1994)

1. Song For Sara
2. Caravan
3. Her Eyes
4. Alfred's Book #1
5. Crystal
6. Made In New York
7. I'll See You
8. All Of You
9. Oleo

Tom Kennedy - (acoustic and electric basses, keyboards), Tania Maria - (vocals, piano, tracks 4,6), Dave Weckl -
(drums), Ray Kennedy - (acoustic piano, keyboards), Sammy Figueroa - (percussion), Keith Fiddmont - (soprano, tenor

Tom Kennedy has been a first call bassist on the music scene for more than 25 years. He began playing the acoustic
bass at the age of 9. It was only one-year later that he and brother/pianist Ray Kennedy began building a
high-profile reputation in and around St. Louis. By his late teens, Tom had already worked with such jazz veterans
as James Moody, Peter Erskine, Bill Watrous, Barney Kessel, David Sanborn, Eddie Harris, Nat Adderly, Freddie
Hubbard, and Stan Kenton. His interest was primarily mainstream jazz, until his introduction to the bass guitar at
age 17.

Tom moved to New York City in 1984 and became involved in numerous musical projects on both acoustic and electric
Bass. He appeared on master-guitarist Bill Connors' album "Step it", and toured with the legendary jazz group
"Steps Ahead," bringing immediate recognition. Since then, his credits include performance and recordings with such
greats as Al DiMeola, Tania Maria, Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick, and Steve Gadd.
Tom has truly found his home as an original member of the Dave Weckl Band, and is featured on all DWB recordings,
including: "Rhythm of the Soul", "Synergy", "Transition", "Perpetual Motion", "LIVE (and very plugged in)", and the
latest release, "Multiplicity." Tom also appeared on Dave's debut recording, "Master Plan," in 1990.
Tom released his debut solo CD "Basses Loaded" in 1997, with his second solo project, 'Bassics," which featured
jazz legends Mundell Lowe and Joe LaBarbera. He performed on guitarist Al DiMeola's release "The Infinite Desire,"
"A Tribute to Bill Evans," with Dave Grusin, and a new classical/jazz release "Two Worlds," with Lee Ritenour and
Dave Grusin. Tom also has continued his "Who's Who" list of performance credits with Joe Sample, Alan Pasqua, Ernie
Watts, Jeff Beal, Vinnie Colaiuta, Clay Jenkins, Virgil Donati, and Simon Phillips.

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