Tom McClung (born 1957 in New York City), is an American jazz pianist and composer. He has released several jazz albums, both as a leader and as a sideman to other artists. He has played and recorded with musicians such as Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, and Marion Brown. He spent years residing, performing, and recording music with other artists in Paris, France.
Since 1996 he has toured and recorded internationally as a member of the Archie Shepp quartet. Their recording "Gemini" features two McClung originals and a guest appearance by rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy.
McClung's solo piano recording "Declassified" (blang music, 2007) features arrangements and re-interpretations of classical composers (Satie, Bach, Beethoven, etc.), traditional music from around the world, and three original pieces.
In 2008 he composed and performed the music for the film D'Un Mur l'Autre by Patric Jean.
As leader or co-leader:
- "Burning Bright" (2015) Matyas Zsandai, double bass Mourad Benhammou, drums
- "This Is You" (2010) duo with saxophonist Jean Jacques Elangué
- Declassified (2007) solo piano
- Double Helix (1997) duo with pianist Andy Jaffe
- The Telling (1996) trio with Nat Reeves and Stephen McCraven
- Locolypso (1991) quintet
Selected discography as sideman:
- Archie Shepp Quartet - Gemini (2007)
- Fredrika Stahl - A Fraction of You (2006)
- Archie Shepp Quartet - Kindred Spirits (2006)
- Stephen McCraven - Black Studies (2004)
- Yusef Lateef - “Earth and Sky” (1997)
- Yusef Lateef - “Full Circle” (1996)
- Stephen McCraven - Bosco (1996)
- Stephen McCraven - "Song of the Forest Boogaraboo" (1994)
- Dar Williams - "The Honesty Room" (1993)
- Yusef Lateef - “Plays Ballads” (1992)
- Yusef Lateef - “The Tenors of Yusef Lateef and Archie Shepp” (1992)
- Marion Brown - “Offering” (1992)
- Marion Brown - “Offering II, Mirante do Vale” (1992)
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