Tom Tallman

Tom Tallman

Professor, Music/Director-Jazz Studies; Band

Tel.: (630) 942-2369
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 137
tallman@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Music in general
  • Arranging, historical transcriptions
     

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Music 1101-2202 - Music Theory and Aural Skills, all levels
  • Music 1100 - Music Appreciation
  • Music 1104 - Introduction to American Music
  • Music 1181 - Community Jazz Ensemble
  • Music 1190 - Small Goup Jazz
     

Current Projects:

  • 2008-09: Celebrating John Lewis (in conjunction with the LaGrange Public Library, Lyons
  • Township High School Jazz Ensembles and The CommUNITY Diversity Group of LaGrange)
     

Selected Compositions and Arrangements:

  • "Eight" (Solo Bass feature for big band) (2008)
  • "Blues for James" (Commissioned by West Chicago Comm. H. S.) (2004)
  • "Dig" (Miles Davis, Arrangement commissioned by Lisle Comm. H. S.) (2003)
  • "Mr. Kenyatta" (Lee Morgan) (2000) "Grant's Tune" (Grant Green) (2000)
  • "Something in Blue" (Thelonious Monk) (1999)
  • "Secret O' Life" (James Taylor) for mixed choir, piano and guitar (2000)
     

Transcriptions:

  • "Soul Intro/The Chicken" (Jaco Pastorius arr.) (1999)
  • "Transblucency" (Duke Ellington arr.) (1999)
  • "This is the Life" (Duke Pearson arr.) (1998)
  • "Windmill" (Kenny Dorham arr.) (1998)
  • "Royal Garden Blues" (Charlie Shavers arr.) (1998)
  • "Snake Rag" (King Oliver/Louis Armstrong arr.) (1998)
  • "West End/Sleepy Time Blues" (Louis Armstrong/Jabbo Smith arr.) (1997)
  • "Weather Bird" (Louis Armstrong/Earl Hines arr.) (1997)
     

Selected Recordings:

  • "The Hawk's Out" (Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, Sea Breeze SEAB 2093)
  • "Reunion" (Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, Sea Breeze SEAB 2137)
  • "Keep Cool" (from Native Son, Flying Fox Records)
     

Education:

  • D.M.A. University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M. University of Texas at Austin
  • B.M.E. Augustana College
     

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Newberry Fellow, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, 1993-95
  • Guest Artist, Musicos de Universidades Estadounidenses, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1990
  • Graduate Cum Laude, Augustana, 1985