Here’s a video from Friday September 20, 2019 of me with Wayne Wilkinson (guitar) and Jeff Jenkins (organ) performing at the 1st Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival. Thanks to Peter Henricksen of Henricksen Amps for putting this on…a great time!
Nightingale was the theme song of a swing-era band leader, Xavier Cugat. This track of mine is a re-imagination of a 1963 recording by the Dee Felice Trio. Check it out and enjoy!
In 2011, after the 1st iPad was introduced by Apple, I was shown an app (can’t remember the name) by a colleague at CU Denver where I teach that made beautiful, generative soundscapes. He showed me a few other apps that were great synths, all for $2-3 each.
I never seriously thought I would be involved in making music this way, having played the drums now for nearly 50 years, but I have come to really love making this kind of music. Dance & pop music really isn’t for me but I can express myself in so many different ways using Ableton Live on my laptop (along with the Push 2 control surface) and a number of great apps on my iPad and iPhone.
I’ll be posting some of this music here in the coming days/weeks, so stay tuned!
Blessings to you,
I have found recordings without a drummer to be great sources of practice.
The milestone book “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” has long been part of my own musical development and teaching regime. I am amazed at how many different ways it can be used. I currently have students playing the snare part with hi-hat foot while playing 8th notes on the ride and 2&4 backbeat. Really helps develop good hi-hat technique!
My website has been in sore need of updating for quite some time. But the old architecture was cumbersome so I recently made the move here to Squarespace. MUCH better, more compliant with browsers, tablets, phones, etc. Look around and see what’s here…hope you enjoy!