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I’ve started doing this little stream from my closet — playing tunes, sometimes chatting with friends and fellow musicians, looking for the light shining through the cracks of our weird shelter-in-place world. Find the schedule in the left nav. I’ll post a player right below this paragraph on the day of each episode so you […]

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Friends, I’m in a new band debuting June 8 at One2One in Austin. Freedonia is John Fremgen (bass), Eddy Hobizal (keys), Christopher Cross (guitar/vocals), James Fenner (percussion), Justin Vasquez (soprano & alto saxes), Russell Haight (tenor sax), Seth Carper (tenor sax), and moi on drums. Sophisticated original pop with jazz influences. All new tunes from Christopher and Eddy and a […]

I love this band. Check out some live tracking we’re working on at our Thursday residency at The Elephant Room, Austin, TX. This is a Mitch Watkins original that I first played with him back in 1983. It’s been over 25 years since we’ve played it, so we pulled it out again.  

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  Legendary drummer Harold Jones talks with me about growing up in Chicago with legends Herbie Hancock and Frank Strozier, and touring with Count Basie, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, and countless others that will make your jaw drop. He reflects on the great clubs of the 1950s and 60s and the fertile ground they offered […]

  Two ships, in the night I met Scott Martin 30 years ago when he was was making a record in Boston. It was a brief introduction in a hallway and we both went on our way, not knowing if our paths would ever cross again. They did, and after two decades of life that […]