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Multiple musical pilgrimages

Hello Folks. Long time no update! I just completed the last in a series of week-long trips to perform in, and to partake of, the (jazz and improvised) music scenes of three very different communities within these United States: 1…

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NYC "tour" + album release

Over the past month, I participated in a total of five performances... which was a LOT for me, especially considering that I've still only had a mere SIX gigs this whole year!  :(   Anyway, the first and last of these…

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Back from NYC... again

Hello again! This time I am writing just after a very successful trip to NYC in the early days of May, 2018. The primary purpose here was for me to participate in a recording session for drummer/composer Sam Ospovat's first…

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What's New(s)

Well, I thought I was going to contribute posts in this section fairly frequently, but here I am nearly FOUR YEARS after my last post of this type... anyway. Many things have happened recently about which I am quite happy…

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Gravity and Levity

Holy Jeezus!... hard to believe that it's been damned near a year since I've written anything here. But who cares? Nobody's reading it anyway. 2013 ended up being a year in which I was LEAST involved with music since my…

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Speech melodies, Hollys Martin, and Erno Dohnanyi

It's 2013 (has been for three months now), and this year has brought several new musical things for me which are of significance. Firstly, I have recently been engaged by reedman/composer Sheldon Brown to participate in his excellent and far-reaching…

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settling in...

We're settling in to our Oakland existence for real now. LOVE it here!!! Much has been gained by being in close proximity to the bulk of my musical collaborators. And speaking of one of them, drummer/percussionist Sam Ospovat and I…

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in the hood! :)

We've made the move to Oakland!! I feel much more at home here, to be honest. Plus, most of my musical collaborators are within a couple miles of me now. Speaking of some of them: The Holly Martins (me, Kasey…

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stuff, more same, and...

Hi folk(s)! Well, I have nothing of much significance to say, as I've been focusing a bit more on my non-musical endeavors of late. Nevertheless, I have managed to do a few stimulating gigs in the past few months. The…

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nothing much... just a routine update

I haven't written on here in a while, so I thought I would do just that, so that all (one, none?) of you can read what I'm up to ("up to what I am"?). Recently, I took part in a…

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back home from NYC- whew!

I just returned from another "un-vacation" in New York... "un-" because I was working HARD on music the whole time. The first three days were almost exclusively spent at the home/studio of Malik Ameer (and his wife, Molly); we were…

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Malik-Lorin duo album!

It's official... NYC-based rapper/writer/producer Malik Ameer (one of my longest-standing musical collaborators) and I will be releasing a duo album, entitled: home is where the house is. It will come out on Edgetone Records, probably sometime in early 2011…

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