Saxophonist Tom Gullion brings a deep, soulful performance style, a sophisticated avant-garde sensibility, and a quicksilver technique. Now, at the peak of his musical maturity, he is launching several new projects: a solo CD Catharsis, the ground-breaking group, Aspect Jazz featuring percussionist Ernie Adams, Chicago, and has even found time to organize the Driftless Jazz Festival in Southwestern Wisconsin. Humbly walking in the footsteps of Sonny Rollins and other who have taken time for reflection in their careers, I've found my path is to bring music to the people. And that's exactly what these new projects are about.
Vintage Conn saxophones!
Conn "Chu Berry" New Wonder II tenor and soprano saxophones (in both gold
and silver plate)
with JJ Johnson's 1988 Quintet
Louisville Courier-Journal, Nov 7, 1987, Gene Williams
...22 year-old Tom Gullion, a student of David Baker's at
Indiana University, who showed immense
talent and poise on both tenor and soprano saxophone and on
the flute. Johnson and Gullion played
crisply together and then [Gullion] saluted the jazz
hertiage of Indy with a swinging, scintillating solo.
From an Leonard Feather interview with JJ
...one of the young lions. A real monster.
El Pais (Spain), 1992
...don't lose track of this musician!
David N. Baker
A great player and good dude.
Focus on the Arts, Highland Park High School, IL, 1989
The students and adults we talked to were delighted with
your performance and clinic.