Last Call Review: Tom Wetmore / Desired Effect / Crosstown Records

Feb 18, 2012

Electric pianist Tom Wetmore makes his debut with an impressive electric jazz recording which does not disappoint. Wetmore's energetic band includes the very talented Jaleel Shaw whose saxophone provides a stimulating conversational partner to Wetmore's electric piano. An all-original program of nine numbers ensures a satisfying listen for the jazz enthusiast. Tom Wetmore is a pianist, composer, and bandleader working in the New York City area. Since 2005, Wetmore has lead a variety of jazz groups, including a  genre-defying sextet, the Tom Wetmore Electric Experiment.  Wetmore's music at times recalls the innovative late 60's early 70's music of Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Davis and Hancock are acknowledged by Wetmore as influences on his artistic vision. Tom Wetmore has performed or recorded with such leading musicians as Jaleel Shaw, TK Blue, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, and many others. Wetmore holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a Master’s in Jazz Studies from William Paterson University. For more information you may visit