As we enter the holiday season in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Nor 'easter and a Presidential election, just a simple message to everyone - pray for those we have lost, cherish the lives of those we have both in our families and in our communities and looking forward to a peaceful holiday season and a refreshing new year.
This short blog post tells of my first Jazz album that I purchased around 1972-73 and my introduction to the music of Miles Davis.
Some thoughts on social media and the lost craft of creating a complete album project of music, artwork and liner notes.
A continuation from my previous blog on discussing some changes in the music industry. This post primarily examines the idea of finding audiences.
In planning my new album, lema sabachthani, I had to think differently within the new environment of the 21st century music industry. This is the first in a series of blog posts about the music industry and how I am coming to grips with these changes. What follows are some observations I have made regarding album concepts, ways to purchase music and how we listen to music.
Please find in this second blog entry, the biographies of the musicians on the new, soon to be released album, lema sabachthani. I have also included an excerpt of the liner notes to hopefully present a deeper understanding of my vision in creating this project.
When I was a kid, my friend Walter and I met Clark Terry. Here is the story of meeting the great trumpet master, a piece of pie and a Coke. It all occurred one evening at the Dinkler Motor Lodge in Syracuse, NY around 1971.