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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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