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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Man, I’m so glad to be here on the West Coast again. Nothing against the mountain states, but it’s just less rarified here. I can feel the sea.
I’m psyched to be close to home now too. I’ll see my old buddy (pictured) again tomorrow night. I hope it’s not too confusing for her,…Read More