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Inside the Piano

August 20, 2018

The weird orange haze is back. Last week the winds eventually shifted and we had a cool respite.  But it's over today.

Don’t tell anyone, but (when there’s not smoke) the Summers here are like perfection, warm afternoons, cool nights, never rain but sometimes a morning sprinkle. Now…

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Jazz Ramadan

August 14, 2018

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As the Pope of My Own Satori, I declare Jazz Ramadan.
Rahsaan was born High Summer, Trane upon the Equinox,
The West is now ablaze, this month the pinnacle (one hopes) of Hot.

A time to Fast, to make it Last,
A time to Swing, and clean your Thing,
Put down your Rock, and…

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Amish 2012

June 23, 2018

I keep hearing the millennials using “Amish” as a sort-of soft pejorative for someone who is failing to keep up with technology in some way.

But I kinda dig the Amish. Indeed I hail from similar, parallel roots. I love all the Pennsylvania Dutch food and whatnot, which of course is not…

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Gig Notes

April 27, 2018

Being a professional musician has it’s ups and downs for sure. It’s always a high point though, coming across great new talent and a fresh perspectives on the music. It’s even better when you get to play with them, as I did with the incredible Ron Artis II and his band The Truth a…

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