Rock Star EP

August 20, 2019

I’ve always made music, and played sounds. I have stacks of cassette dating back to when I was in high school. I made my own mic pre amp and mixer and dubbed from my walkman to my parents cassette deck. I titled my first one “Guitar Amp & Window” which was also the title of the…

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Music Study Continued

July 23, 2019

This is a great time to study music. Man, Brian came over the other day, and we just were like grooving out on a few standards, and he called Autumn in New York, the great Vernon Duke ballad.

Ouch, (sorry Bri!) I hacked my way through that one out of the real book, but damn, that’s a…

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Jazz Nerdings

June 25, 2019

I’ve been doing a bunch of jazz recordings recently.

I really enjoy mixing them afterwords and checking out what the different microphones sound like. I have six channels available, and while most of the time it’s pretty straight forward, there are challenges, like getting the drums…

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Jazz Studies

June 13, 2019

When I get a minute at home, I like to return to the lifelong study that is jazz.

One of my favorite tunes from the cannon is Thelonious Monks’ I Mean You.  It’s a fun song - learned it (tediously) out of the original (5th Edition) Real Book, but then discovered that everyone likes to…

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