Met Dominic Troiano one time in the 80s at John Caton’s office on Draper ave. I tried to relay what a big deal his solo record Burnin’ At The Stake […]

There was an outstanding saxophonist who experienced discrimination from men. Either they didn’t treat her fairly or else they tried to exploit her just because she was a woman. She […]

Playing a repetition in the left hand, soloing over it with my right hand. At certain point what else can be said? Tried reversing which hand did what. Not as […]

When making up a song what comes first the verse or the chorus? a question someone once asked me in an interview. I said anything is possible. Before we […]

There are people you talk to who appear to be with you but you know they are not really present, drifting off somewhere, not listening and other people can be […]

The first time I saw Laurie Anderson I couldn’t figure out how she did the things she did, pretty amazing, thanks Micah Lexier for telling me to go. I like […]

At the intersection I looked up at the three story brick house and over the uppermost window was a blown up photograph. Jeff Beck seated playing guitar, late 60s. I […]

Reading Bad Singer by Tim Falconer. The issue of being tone deaf always confused me, my suspicion was that it is a psychological thing but his book makes me rethink […]

I’m looking for more work so sent out some resum├ęs. While re-reading one of them (that went out a week ago), realized typos were present like “media rats toring grant”. […]

At an open stage on Monday, I heard a musician play some adventurous and nicely designed music he created on his iPad. He utilized portamento and glissando features which distinguished […]