Dodging the Cheese and Scoring High!

riends, got an old side spinning now that my Dad played frequently back in the day — Quincy Jones’ The Quintessence. Check the Freddie Hubbard solo on “Robot Portrait” and you’ll hear some killer minor chord trumpet lines weaving impeccably through the changes, dodging the cheesy notes and scoring high […] Read more »

Thai With Ky…

reetings Good Folks, I’m just drying off from the salt water mini surf, blend in some super clean air and blue skies surf session. Today was a good day! Up early, minimal email duties, mixing, rehearsing, water tai chi (surfers walk on water did you know?) and now off to […] Read more »

Carmen’s Swinging Donte’s!

reetings Music Friends, I woke up today and was thinking about great jazz vocalists and this lead me to a record that my Dad loved called The Great American Songbook (Live) by Carmen McRae. My Dad played this disc to death and us kids soaked it up even though the […] Read more »