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Thomas Chapin

Born: March 9, 1957 | Died: February 17, 1998    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Thomas Chapin

A versatile multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and composer, in the 80s and 90s, Chapin led a trio performing his own music playing in New York City’s downtown scene, and at festivals and clubs around the world. An outstanding composer of larger works as well, he sometimes augmented the trio with strings and horn ensembles.

Though leukemia tragically ended his life in 1998 at age 40, Thomas Chapin left behind a legacy of many excellent albums and performances, and a reputation as one of jazz’s more extraordinary musicians and one of the few musicians to exist in both the worlds of the downtown, experimentalist scene and mainstream jazz...
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As a leader

Ride! (2006) Playscape Records
Thomas Chapin Trio (at North Sea Jazz Festival ’95)
Live! On Tour (1999) (Trio at UC-Davis ’92) (included in Alive boxed set)
(originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Alive (8 cd boxed set) (1999) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio, Thomas Chapin Trio Plus Brass, Thomas Chapin Trio Plus Strings
Night Bird Song (1998) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio
Sky Piece (1998) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio
Haywire (1996) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio Plus Strings
You Don’t Know Me (1995) Arabesque Jazz (quintet)
w/Tom Harrell, Kiyoto Fujiwara, Peter Madsen and Reggie Nicholson
Menagerie Dreams (1994) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works)
Akasha Records; Thomas Chapin Trio featuring John Zorn & poet Vern Frazier
I’ve Got Your Number (1993) Arabesque Jazz (quartet)
w/Ronnie Mathews, Ray Drummond, Steve Johns
Insomnia (1993) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio Plus Brass
Anima (1992) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio (w/Steve Johns & Michael Sarin)
Third Force (1991) (originally w/Knitting Factory Works) Akasha Records
Thomas Chapin Trio (w/drummer Steve Johns)
Radius (1990) MU Works (quartet)
w/Ronnie Mathews, Ray Drummond, John Betsch
Spirits Rebellious (1988) Alacra Records (ensemble)
w/Arthur Kell, Saul Rubin, Thad Wheeler, Francesca Wheeler, Geoffrey Gordon
Bell of the Heart (1981) Alacra Records

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