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Lebanon Valley College Faculty Member Tim Wolfe Jr. to Release Album
03.25.14 |
Lebanon Valley College alumnus and adjunct assistant professor of music Tim Wolfe Jr. ’07 will release his debut album titled “Topics of Conversation” on Mar. 25. In addition to playing upright bass on the recording, Wolfe composed most of the material and self-produced the album. His Philadelphia-based band is comprised of guitarist Larry Tamanini, vibraphonist Adam Pfannenstiel, saxophonist Thomas Razler, and drummer Bill Avayou.

Wolfe’s compositional style is melody-driven, leaving lots of space for the band members’ personalities to shine through in their improvisations. Some of the tunes are angular and unexpected, while others are beautifully lyrical; all acknowledge the influence of the tradition without sounding like attempts at recreating the past.

He used many connections he made at The Valley in the process of creating this record. The recording session was done at Springhouse Sound, which is owned by Carl Bahner '07, and was recorded and mixed by Ed Myers '07. Mastering for the record was done by Brendan McGeehan '07. Wolfe even reached out to current student John DiCocco ’15 for photography.

Wolfe is a mainstay on the jazz scene in Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lebanon Valley College, where he studied with Harrisburg’s Jim Miller (himself a student of the great Art Davis who was notably with John Coltrane), Wolfe moved to Philadelphia to attend The University of the Arts, earning his master’s degree in jazz studies.

While in Philadelphia, he earned another equally important education regularly attending jam sessions. Wolfe has music in his genes. His grandfathers were both mainstays on the Washington, D.C., jazz scene for decades, one a saxophonist and one a bassist, and he has followed in their footsteps by immersing himself in the jazz tradition.

In addition to keeping a busy performing schedule throughout the mid-Atlantic, he also runs a private teaching studio out of his home. Listeners can find “Topics of Conversation” on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon Mp3. Please visit Wolfe’s website for more information at www.timwolfebass.com.

Many of the music faculty at Lebanon Valley College tack full performance schedules onto their professional ones. Visit www.lvc.edu/music to learn more about the numerous music faculty involved on and off campus.


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