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About
Tom Christensen is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, English horn, oboe, flute, clarinet) and composer who has performed/recorded with various Broadway casts, Don Sebesky, Joe Lovano, the BMI Composerís Orchestra, the Toskiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, and the Playscape All-Stars among many others. Known for many years as a talented sideman and in-demand double-reed instrument specialist, Christensen began demonstrating his abilities as a leader on 2000ís Gualala (Naxos) with his ongstanding quartet featuring fellow multi-reedist Charles Pillow, bassist Ben Allison, and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi. The Boston Globe called Paths, the groupís second release and Playscape debut in 2002, ďa remarkably varied, original, and arresting work.Ē

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Reviews
 
By the end of the day, it becomes outwardly apparent that Christensen possesses the goods to be a major force within the global modern jazz arena.
— Glenn Astarita, All Music Guide 

From delicate ballads to angular choruses and ethnically-infused melodic lines, saxophonist Tom Christensen's music is always exciting.
— NewMusicBox 

Christensen and company are all about making beautifully accessible yet adventurous music. Just as bassist Ben Allison has been doing in his own groups, Christensen expands the definition of jazz from a small group to a chamber ensemble and a spontaneous poetry band.
— Mark Corroto, AllAboutJazz.com 

Discography
 
Dachau
Michael Musillami Trio
09.06.2005
New York School
Tom Christensen
03.29.2005
Spirits
Michael Musillami Octet
09.07.2004
Paths
Tom Christensen
12.03.2002