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Tom Abbs

Tom Abbs

American multi-instrumentalist and filmmaker
Tom Abbs
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Intro American multi-instrumentalist and filmmaker
Is Musician Cellist Jazz musician
From United States of America
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 1972, Seattle, USA
Age 49 years
Genre:
Jazz
Instruments:
Tuba
Double bass
Cello
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Biography

Tom Abbs (born 1972) is an American multi-instrumentalist and filmmaker. He works primarily in the fields of jazz, free jazz, and free improvisation, and plays double bass, tuba, cello, violin, didgeridoo, and wooden flute, often playing several of these instruments simultaneously.

Originally from Washington state, he has lived New York City since 1991, and is based in Brooklyn, New York. He attended The New School's Jazz and Contemporary Music program, studying with Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, Joe Chambers, Brian Smith, Junior Mance, Arnie Lawrence, Chico Hamilton, and Arthur Taylor. He began his full-time performing career in 1992.

He has worked with Lawrence "Butch" Morris, Charles Gayle, Daniel Carter, Cooper-Moore, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Jr., Sabir Mateen, Ori Kaplan, Jemeel Moondoc, Assif Tsahar, Borah Bergman, Billy Bang, Andrew Lamb, and Warren Smith. Abbs is currently a member of the collective groups Triptych Myth, Yuganaut, and Transmitting (with Napoleon Maddox and Jane LeCroy). He also leads the band Frequency Response and tours with his solo multimedia project Multifarious. He has collaborated with the painter M. P. Landis.

Abbs is also the founder of the arts coalition Jump Arts, which has presented performances and workshops throughout New York City from 1997 to 2002; since that time the organization has dedicated itself to artist services through fiscal sponsorship and media services.

He was the general manager of ESP-Disk from 2007 to 2010 and founded Northern Spy Records in the fall of 2010 which he co-owns with Adam Downey.

Discography

With Roscoe Mitchell

  • Four Ways (Nessa, 2009 [2017])

With Tryptych Myth

  • The Beautiful (AUM Fidelity, 2005)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 23 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=29683
http://mplandis.com/poetry-music.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20090218143038/http://mplandis.com/poetry-music.html
http://www.jumparts.org/tomabbs.html
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p410660/credits
http://isni.org/isni/0000000053735095
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006113191
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/a5cfa081-d6c2-4725-9074-de89ab4bb771
https://viaf.org/viaf/303471198
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no2006113191
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