Tom Baker Quartet at Egan's  

Tom Baker Quartet at Egan's

 

Tom Baker and Stuart Dempster - ready for lift-off in the SRTB (Sun Ra Tribute Band).  

Tom Baker and Stuart Dempster - ready for lift-off in the SRTB (Sun Ra Tribute Band).

 

Press quotes

 

“Tom Baker’s music plies the shadowy territory between form, isolation, and silence.”

    —Christopher DeLaurenti, The Stranger

 

“The acoustical rendition of a Jackson Pollack painting.”

    —Mark Peterson, Twenty-First Century Music

 

“Powerful. Starkly beautiful, and almost unbearably moving…”

    —Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

 

“There’s a warmth and humanity that sets Baker’s music apart…”

    — Dave Wayne, Jazz Review

 

“Tom Baker is a skilled colorist with an impeccable ear for sonic and expressive possibilities.”

    —Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly

 

“If Baker lived in New York instead of his native Seattle, chances are he’d be a fixture on the downtown avant-jazz scene.”

    —Time Out New York

 

“High art or lowbrow, serious or entertaining — fit for a concert hall or suitable for a club?
Tom Baker’s music is stepping over these archaic lines of divisive thinking.”

    —Amy Rubin, New Music Box

 

“…a delicate, eccentric compositional sense and a tendency toward unruly improvisation”

    —Time Out New York

 

“Creative, free, and at times, funky… pushes the musical envelope.”

    —All About Jazz

 

“These tunes have an internal spring-loadedness that’s electrifying.”

    —Earshot Jazz Magazine

 

“Trippy, jazz-hued soundscapes.”

    —Guitar Player Magazine

 

“Alarmingly restrained, yet evocative, avant garde jazz, created with great care and structured structurelessness.
The space is the music.”

    —ADD Reviews