Thomas Flippin

Classical Guitarist

2018

Release Date: June 22nd, 2018
Label: New Focus Recordings

Produced with GRAMMY-winning guitarist William Coulter, the album will feature world premiere recordings of newly commissioned works by six highly accomplished and diverse women composers from around the world: GRAMMY-nominee Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, ECM Artist Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith
 


2014

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN: 
"Where Classical Guitar Meets Minimalism," 
"Figments, composed by Raymond Lustig and performed by the virtuosic pair, Duo Noire (Thomas Flippin & Christopher Mallett) is a unique and entrancing album that exists at the unusual intersection of minimalism and impressive classical guitar technique...[with] all the talent to execute the challenging passages with it. Flippin and Mallett definitely don’t disappoint...The impressive technique displayed by Duo Noire is perfectly suited to Lustig's delicious compositions, and you wouldn't regret getting a hold of this; if you like acoustic guitar, bluegrass, minimalism, blues -or music at all- you'll definitely enjoy this excellently produced and mastered album."

Figments - Ray Lustig & Duo Noire
Figments
By Raymond J. Lustig

2012

Something New
By Thomas Flippin

CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE: 
"The opening Casseus trilogy is great stuff....these indeed, are three little gems...The Brouwer pairing is always a winner...tuneful and warmly evocative music [that is] beautifully played here...The Mompou...remains one of the 20th Century's most beautiful and original guitar works [and] Flippin does it full justice...With Flippin's own pieces...there are many beautiful moments...A fine recital with some attractively performed and recorded music." 


2017

ALL ABOUT JAZZ 5-STAR REVIEW of Alicia Hall Moran's "Here Today" 
"The contributions of Moran's accompanists are as potent as they are sparse. A string trio (violinist, Chala Yancy, violist Lorenzo Rundo, and cellist Francesco Parente), a jazz trio (guitarist Brandon Ross, bassist Melvin Gibbs, and drummer JT Lewis), guitarist Thomas Flippin, along with husband Jason Moran and the leader herself on piano, are the inhale to her exhale." -Tyran Grillo


 

2015


ALL ABOUT JAZZ 5-STAR REVIEW of Alicia Hall Moran's album Heavy Blue:
"the acoustic guitar of Thomas Flippin grounds a transformed "Flow My Tears," in which we feel the evergreen pulse of its composer, John Dowland, but awaken to the lucidity of operatic diction and lyrics flown in from Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin.'" This shift finds new parallels in the unceasing love song to haunting effect."   
 

Get the album here: http://aliciahallmoran.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-blue