Tom Varner Quartet

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Tom Varner Quartet
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Studio album by Tom Varner
Released 1980
Recorded August 29, 1980
Genre Jazz
Length 44:16
Label Soul Note
Producer Tom Varner
Tom Varner chronology
Tom Varner Quartet

Tom Varner Quartet is the debut album by American jazz French horn player and composer Tom Varner recorded in 1980 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4½ stars and stated "Tom Varner turned heads and opened eyes on the jazz scene in the early '80s. There weren't, and still aren't, many French horn players who improvise and play with the facility he demonstrated on this 1980 session".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions written and arranged by Tom Varner
  1. "The Otter" - 7:43
  2. "Radiator" - 8:26
  3. "12 12" - 7:39
  4. "TV TV" - 10:05
  5. "Heaps" - 10:28
  • Recorded at Sorcerer Sound in New York City on August 29, 1980



  1. ^ Tom Varner discography accessed June 2, 2011
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed June 2, 2011