Tommy's latest CD, A New Dimension is available now at all online retailers! A New Dimension is an exploration of Colorado State Parks. Tommy visited each park, and filmed them in 3D. He then composed each song to represent the essence captured in each park. All tempos were set at a contemplative hiking/walking speed, allowing this album to be a working soundtrack for those wanting to visit each space, or virtually tour them through his video. This is Tommy's best album to date, as the grand nature of the instrumental work is both inspirational and energizing. The music, like the epic "Red Rocks" is completely moving and features Tommy's brother Bill on guitar and native vocals. This is an album you'll want to have around to relax to, walk through, and dream with!
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Tommy's prior album, Time and Space, was released in August 2013 and can be purchased through iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and all other major online distributors. To hear some sample songs, click one of the links below:
As a musician, composer, music teacher, and principal, Tommy has enjoyed composing and recording a wide variety of music. The sample of songs below represent some of his older recordings from 2000 to the present. For additional songs, click here.
Simple and haunting, Eastern Spirits invokes introspective oriental landscapes (2007).
St. Michael's Mount was inspired by a visit to see Tommy's daughter Madeline in Penzance, UK. While there, he went to see St. Michael's Mount; A seaside fortress which becomes an island at high tide. To represent the beauty and mystery of the Mount, he played the Fujara for this song. The Fujara is a large Slovakian wind instrument that he fell in love with while on a visit to Slovakia a few years back (2010).
For Never Enough Tommy played a harmonica and Irish Low Whistle to create a bagpipe-like feel for this ballad about John's dysfunctional fall into poverty. He loses his way, loses his mind, and takes to the streets. He eventually disappears as a casualty to the city (2007).
Carol of the Bells is Tommy's favorite Christmas Carol, and the mix of percussion was fun to put together. Listen for the "Gloria" in the closing section (2012).
Polluto - from the musical, "Grow"
How Can it Be was a signature song for Tommy's musical, "Grow" about a monster named Polluto. This song had lyrics actually sung by Polluto (a giant 9' puppet controlled internally by two teens). As an instrumental, it's a good feel. Here are some photos (above) of the creation of Polluto with design engineer Robert Jancek from the musical "Grow" (2008).
Tommy has always loved Scarborough Fair and has made many versions of it over the years. For this version he used a class of 4th grade students to help give the final choruses a fresh childlike appeal (2006).
Coming Home is a simple piano journey meant to reflect the feel-good comfort of going back to where you grew up (2005).
Sunrise is a mantra inspired by Terry Bloomer in Seattle (or you could say Orphan Annie as well). Regardless, Tommy admits, "my daughter Madeline was my Sunrise in my hardest days, and this song can still bring a tear to my eyes as I hear her 2-year old voice playing with me alongside her toys in the intro (2000)".
Awake is a science project that Tommy undertook as he remade this original song written his very talented brother Bill Reddicks. While he's sure he didn't improve on his brother's version, he really liked the song and wanted to see what it would feel like in the synth realm (2004).
Zombie was a fun project, recorded on a simple BOSS BR-8 back in 2000. Tommy used an Indian Gophichand and a homemade pine xylophone to give this song a truly raw, earthy, jungle zombie vibe (2000).
Udubata is a simple as the name. Tommy used an Udu drum for the main rhythm and used a set of Bata Drums for the percussive soloing. He also used a very distorted and overdriven Chinese Whistle as the lead instrument (2000).
Traveling Song is another comforting tune from the musical "Grow". Tommy wrote this one as a feel-good dance number for the musical (2008). The production was fortunate enough to have instruction from of the of choreographers from High School Musical. It was a great stage performance!
Again from the musical, "Grow", Recycle Me was another dance number designed for the moment in the show where the Polluto puppet gets recycled into a giant beanstalk (2008).