Martian Heartache

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Martian Heartache
Martian Heartache.jpg
Studio album by Tom Varner
Released 1992
Recorded March 5 & 6, 1996
Genre Jazz
Length 70:43
Label Soul Note
Producer Tom Varner
Tom Varner chronology
The Mystery of Compassion
(1992)The Mystery of Compassion1992
Martian Heartache
(1996)
The Window Up Above
(1997)The Window Up Above1997

Martian Heartache is an album by American jazz French horn player and composer Tom Varner recorded in 1996 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Chris Kelsey awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This album is one of the finest manifestations of the experimental impulse in jazz to be heard in some time".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions and arrangements by Tom Varner except as indicated
  1. "Nuke 'em Tony" - 3:02
  2. "Keep It Up" - 7:46
  3. "Martian Affirmation" - 6:08
  4. "Venus with a Syringe" - 3:45
  5. "Precarious Dog" - 0:58
  6. "Isaac Has a Vision on the Subway" - 6:16
  7. "The Quick and the Dead" - 4:39
  8. "Send Me a Probe" - 0:50
  9. "Tough Luck" - 5:44
  10. "Betsy Says Yes" - 1:18
  11. "Eva Etc." - 10:09
  12. "Anxiety All the Time" - 0:40
  13. "Learn Something!" - 5:30
  14. "Small Cry Big Laugh" - 11:13
  15. "Lady Gay" (Traditional) - 3:24
  • Recorded at Tedesco Studios in New Jersey on March 5 & 6, 1996

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Varner discography accessed July 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b Kelsey, C. Allmusic Review accessed July 15, 2011