This Saturday in RI at the Herreshoff Museum

One set 7-9 with Chris Vaillancourt opening.
Tickets Here

“Read the groove”

Jazz musicians make it up as they go. It’s a skill set that comes with a lifetime of “jumping in” and playing with unknown musicians and compositions, an ability to “read the groove” and make up something on the spot, sometimes referred to as soloing.

If someone mentions that when I play a cover and make it sound like it’s my own, I will directly blame the jazz training for it, every time.

Mothers Day

Starts and stops

Sorting through the new material is a constant process. What to use and what to throw away? How to decide? I wish I could give an easy answer, but there isn’t one.

There are many things I’ve started over the years that I haven’t stuck with, and that’s ok, I’m not airing regrets here. It’s just that with all the new options there comes a greater responsibility of where and what to put your attention on.

The next record is in the works but does anyone remember the Instagram Suites from last year?

 

I’m guessing very few and it’s probably because I ended after episode #17.

It’s fun to go back through the pieces of yesterday and find things you didn’t know that you had lost.

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