MUSIC ARCHIVES

      This archive section is a collection of various projects, recordings and or bands that I have played with over the years. These recordings here are not for sale but for your listening enjoyment only. Most of the material here is probably not availabe anywhere, though some of it may be. I have included other players, composers and dates as far as I can remember, as well as links where applicable. Some of the clips are only exerpts, some are live performances, some studio recordings and some were recorded on cassette and even 8-track. (remember those?) Some are experimental, some amazing, funny, and even a little embarrassing at times but all an integral part of what has been my musical journey. I hope you enjoy!

JIM WITZEL GROUP

recorded LIVE at Capitola Twilight Concerts  1993

JIM WITZEL - guitar

MURRAY LOW - piano

SOLAR  by  Miles Davis

DAN ZINN - saxaphone

TOM BOCKHOLD - bass

VERA CRUZ   by   M. Nascimento

NEON

recorded LIVE at Kuumbwa Jazz Center  1994

ROB LAUTZ - vibraphone

BAIRD MILLER - guitar

TOM BOCKHOLD - bass

WALLY SCHNALLE - drums

MOONDROPS  by  Baird Miller

COMODAL  by  Tom Bockhold

WALLY SCHNALLE - drums

GANG OF TOO

TOM BOCKHOLD - bass

BOB HAMMOND - drums

These pieces by Tom and Bob are "off the cuff" imrprovisations recorded at Harmonic Arts Studio 2008

GARY REGINA

GARY REGINA - soprano

JAY JACKSON - piano

BARRY PHILLIPS - cello

JIM NORRIS - drums

TICKLISH

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

THIRD EYE

FLASH IN THE PAN

EASTBOUND

recorded LIVE in Paul's garage on a Tascam Portastudio

PAUL CONTOS - saxaphone

MURRAY LOW - piano, synth

TOM BOCKHOLD - bass

ANTHONY KING - drums

FIRST IMPRESSIONS  by  Aaron Aranita

ULTERIOR MOTIVES  by  Aaron Aranita

EARLY WARNING SIGNS  by  Aaron Aranita

from AMERICAN LANDSCAPE  by GARY REGINA for the NATURE COMPANY  1995

JON ERIKSEN - harmonica

BILL WALKER - acoustic guitar

NEW ENGLAND SNOWFALL  by   Gary Regina

SHELLEY PHILLIPS - oboe, english horn

TOM BOCKHOLD - acoustic bass

FLOATING DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI   by   Gary Regina

APPALACHIAN FALL  by  Jay Jackson

GYMNASTICS MUSIC

For about a twelve year period starting in the mid 90's, I composed music and wrote over 100 arrangments for kids gymnastic routines via the MUSIC TAILOR in San Jose, Ca. Here are a few of my favorites

FLYSPRING   by  Tom Bockhold

SPIDERS   by  Tom Bockhold

CALYPSO CRAZY   by  Tom Bockhold

NEW CHAMPION   by  Tom Bockhold

MY FAVORITE THINGS  by  Rodgers & Hammerstein

BASS & MELODICA

TOM BOCKHOLD - acoustic bass & melodica

AUTUM LEAVES   by  J. Kosma

STELLA BY STARLIGHT   by  Victor Young

THE SUMMER KNOWS   by  Michele LeGrand

ROSS WALTERS

recorded in 1993

ROSS WALTERS - sax, harmonica

ED GOLDFARB  - piano, synth

CHRIS CAIN - lead guitar

RON VELIZ - rhythm guitar

TOM BOCKHOLD - bass

GUMM STREET  by  Ed Goldfarb & Ross Walters

MISSISSIPPI  by  Ed Goldfarb & Ross Walters

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

MONUMENT VALLEY  by  Tom Bockhold

DEATH & LIFE   by  Tom Bockhold

DAVE GARY JR. - drums

ED JIMMINEZ - percussion

FAT BACK HORNS - brass

ABOUT

Tom Bockhold  Music instructor, acoustic and electric bass, piano, guitar,                                                               composition, arranging, transcription, recording and music production.

Education
               1976 - Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  Music theory, bass and piano.
               1978 - Foothill College. Music program, string orchestra, big band.
               1979 -1983 San Jose State University. Music program, orchestral bass major.
                          studied with, Robert Manning (principle bassist of San Jose Symphony)
                          Murray Grodner  (renowned classical bassist, teacher)
                          Frank Tusa (renowned jazz bassist, teacher)

Teaching
               2003 - present, West Valley Music, Mt. View, Ca.  Bass, piano, guitar teacher
               2002 -2004, Salomon Music Institute. San Jose, Ca.
               2001 -2002, Joplin Sweeney Music. Los Gatos, Ca.
               2000 -2003, Musicians Warehouse.  San Jose, Ca.
               1998 -2000, Guitar Showcase. San Jose, Ca.
               1995 -2001, private lessons from my home. Santa Cruz, Ca.


Work Experience
               2000 -present, Transcriber for internationally acclaimed pianist George Winston.
                                        2 books published by Hal Leonard of George Winston piano solos.
               1998 -2010, Composer/ arranger for San Jose based company The MusicTailor,                                      with over 100 arrangements for gymnastics and dance.
               1970 -present. While professionally active in various areas of music  i.e teaching                                    writing and recording, the majority of my musical experience has been as a                                  performer on bass, piano and guitar. I am well versed in all styles of bass                                     playing including jazz, swing, fusion, big band, salsa, Brazilian bossa nova and                            samba, classical bowing technique, as well as pop styles such as funk, rock and                          roll and blues. I have over the years worked and recorded with many of the to                              musicians in the Bay Area and beyond. These include, John Worley and                                     Worlview, Nate Pruitt, Wally Schnalle, The Mario Desantis Orchestra                                       (Syracuse, New York), the late Smith Dobson, Gail Dobson, George Marsh,                                   Murray Low, Paul Contos, Wayne Wallace, Jim Witzel, Weber Iago,                                               Marshall Otwell, George Young, Kenneth Nash, Michael Spiro, Claudia Villela,                             Martan Mann, Santa Cruz Steel, Kenny Rankin, Herbie Hancock,                                                  Laurindo Almeida, Ritchie Cole, Ernie Watts, Alex Acuna, Joel Rosenblatt,                                    Rebecca Mauleon, Dinah Shore and many others.


Tom Bockhold     P.O. Box 1074 Mt View, Ca. 94042
                            website  TomBockhold.com
                            email  tombockhold@gmail.com
                            phone  925 - 519 - 3586

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