Award winning music journalist Tom Moon is the author of the New York Times bestseller 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die, and a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered.

For twenty years Moon served as music critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and contributed profiles, reviews and commentary to hundreds of publications — including Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Vibe, Spin, Details, Entertainment Weekly and others. During that time he continued to study the saxophone, in his spare time. He began composing music while a student of Ron Miller’s in the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz program; his tunes, published by Moontoonage Music (ASCAP), can be heard on two CDs — Into the Ojalá (2011) and Sentiments By Rote (1988) — both now available via CD Baby, or in digital form via iTunes/etc.

Several selections of Moon’s music can be heard, free, at www.intotheojala.com.


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