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Tomko – Sax Only

Hailing from San Francisco Larry Tomko has found his paradise in Châteauroux, France. Now 68 years old he lives there with his wife Josiane. In the middle of a creative period, which led to numerous music albums, things developed in an unpredictable direction.

The Corona Pandemic has hit France severely. During the lockdown, many French people were locked up in their homes to counteract the rising infection rates. Larry decided to bring joy and good humor to his neighbors as confined as him.

Every day at 6 p.m. he performed a corona concert as it happened in many other cities. The neighbors  enjoyed the show by keeping a good distance from each other in front of his house. After a while the idea aroused to create new instrumental versions of his songs he usually sing. That way Larry created a whole album during the lockdown which lasted longer than expected, in particular 55 days.

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Larry Tomko – Sax Only

Larry Tomko is a songwriter, singer and saxophonist from San Francisco. Larry worked in the bands Wind Crazy, Shajazz, Firefly, and Armed Gang. He opened one of the first private recording studios in Italy and worked with the Italian group I Pooh. Later he performed with groups from the Bay area like White Teeth, Nobody Famous and Jorge Santana.

In France he worked with the band West Coast, which recorded 45 West Coast, I Was a Fool. Together with the British singer/songwriter Peter Marsh he released the album Funk My Dog (2011) and Tomko/Marsh (2012). He also worked with the duo Two Much and in Parisian studios along side Frank Curier (Compagnie Creole) and Michel Alibo (SIXUN). He fronted the band “MOKO” (rhythm & blues) from Rouen and “Weed Spirit” from Poitiers.

Now Larry is back with a new solo project entitled Sax Only (2020). The album was recorded during the French lockdown.

The album is available on his website.