Three new CDs recorded at JVG's (our home recording studio) have been released this year. Please check the reviews on this website and buy them here, too!
2014 has been a very productive year, including four thoroughly enjoyable shows with the Brubeck’s Play Brubeck in Dizzy's the Lincoln Centre in New York. Judith & I enjoyed terrific steaks with Eric Alexander and Vincent Herring, I got to sit in with Mike LeDonne on a tune I didn’t know, and we hung out at the bar with George Coleman and Harold Mabern at Smoke. First thing I did when I got home was learnt the tune I didn’t know, then bought the George Coleman cds I didn’t already have (the three with Chet Baker are great!). I also checked out the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra playing charts of Brubeck classics written by band members. It was sublime and a great idea to involve the band on the creative level like that. I heard them again in London recently and that formula was used again to great effect in collaboration with the Sachal Jazz Ensemble from Pakistan.
Another thrill was to play alongside one of my favorite tenor players, Phil Dwyer (from Canada) at the 606 Club. Phil was on a business trip promoting his excellent Seawind Horns saxophones. He was also kind enough to do a masterclass at the LCCM to rapt attention from the students.