Masters of the Vibes
Tom is featured in the new book by fellow vibraphonist Anthony Smith entitled Masters of the Vibes available at Mostly Marimba.com
The smartly illustrated volume includes interviews with some of the living greats of the instrument such as Terry Gibbs, Gary Burton, Mike Mainieri, David Friedman, Stefon Harris, Joe Locke, Warren Wolf, Tony Miceli and many others.
Tom is featured on the new CD “Sobrinos” by drummer Jimmy Weinstein and is available at this link. The CD features friends Chris Cheek, Ben Monder, David Ambrosio, and Lily Stanton performing Jimmy’s original material. The session was recorded at Brooklyn’s own Systems Two Studios.
Mike Neer’s “Steelonious” CD
Tom is featured on a couple tracks from the critically acclaimed CD “Steelonious” by lap-steel guitar player Mike Neer. Try some of these arrangements next time you’d like to hear some of Thelonious Monk’s compositions. Tom also did the graphic design on the CD package.
Jazz Times, May 2016
Tom Beckham & Brad Shepik Duo
Here is another video clip – this one from the Flower Starter studio session. It features Brad and I recording the tune “Duet 3.”
MUSIC FOR TWO: My duo CD with guitarist Brad Shepik entitled Flower Starter is now available in Compact Disc format or as digital download in a variety of formats (mp3, flac, etc). Head over to www.beckhamshepik.com and get your own copy!
QUINTET MUSIC: My 2008 CD release Rebound is now available as a digital download in a variety of formats (mp3, flac, etc). It’s a good example of my writing style for quintet and features the always lyrical Chris Cheek, the inventive Henry Hey at the piano, super-swifty Ferenc Nemeth, and pulse-tastic Matt Clohesy at the bass.
Purchase a download here>
I started using Vic Firth mallets in 2004. In the video link below, I’m playing the tune “It Could Happen To You” by Van Heusen/Burke. I was using an extra worn-in set of their Burton M25 mallets. Special thanks to the Vic Firth company for their continuous support!
Melodyville is a newly created music booking agency and the Norville trio is featured, among others. Check it out over at the Melodyville website!