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Tom Ranier: In the Still of the Night

Though his first album in some 15 years, multi-instrumentalist Tom Ranier has led a happily productive, fast-track life as a studio musician (including playing on the scores for Forrest Gump and Space Jam), jazz educator (he’s part of Kenny Burrell’s new Jazz Studies team at UCLA), and much sought-after accompanist (most recently, he’s lifted bandstands with Terry Gibbs, Pete Christlieb, George Coleman and Lew Tabackin). Now, in a stunning debut for Contemporary, Ranier focuses his many talents in a landmark project destined to be a “musician’s album.”

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