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Aspirations

Aspirations blends genres of jazz, pop, folk, electronica and world music in a truly unique vision.

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"Poetry in motion with beautifully clear-headed vocals"

- All About Jazz

"4.5 stars. A breakthrough in leading-edge jazz vocals"

- The Weekend Australian

"a beautifully nuanced, varied, and soulful vision"

- Australian Musician Network

Nominated for best Jazz Vocal Album in the 2015 Jazz Bell Awards. Aspirations transcends its acoustic jazz instrumentation to worlds of electronically-augmented sonic atmospheres. Tom sings original prose and wordless music pondering the self and the natural world, featuring jazz improvisation, extended vocal techniques, and live electronic looping and effects processing. The album blends genres of jazz, pop, folk, electronica and world music in a truly unique vision. Personnel:
  • Tom Barton – Voice and live looping/effects
  • Joseph O’Connor – Piano
  • Philip Rex – Bass
  • Peter Evans – Drums
  • Stephen Magnusson – Guitar
  • Andy Sugg – Tenor Saxophone
  • Georgie Darvidis – Voice