I'm working on some new material and the video I wrote about a little while ago should be available soon, but here's a track I released in 2016 -- a jazzy little number called "Unobtrusive Groove." I'd taken it down for a while, but a student of mine reminded me of its existence, so I…Read more “Unobtrusive Groove” Revisited
My brother-in-law Paul Sanwald is an amazing musician and composer. His new album, The Paul Sanwald Quartet, has a great jazz vibe that's equal parts melodic and rhythmic. Give it a listen below. If you like it, buy it as a download or on Vinyl. And if you're in San Francisco, pick up a copy…Read more The Paul Sanwald Quartet
So far, "Don't Let It Go" is the track from Thank You for Holding that has gotten the most compliments. Not sure if that's because there's no singing on it or because people like the guitar playing... Hmm... In any case, this instrumental started as a fairly long jam that I recorded with -- I…Read more Track-by-Track: “Don’t Let It Go”
Rudy Van Gelder is one of my musical heroes -- and not just because he wore a bow tie and glasses. He was an optometrist by trade, but he also built a recording studio in his parents' living room. The jazz recordings he made there in the 1940s were so good that eventually he started…Read more Rudy Van Gelder: One of My Musical Heroes
Here's a jazzy track by my very talented brother-in-law, Paul Sanwald:
Here's a piece of improvised music I recorded this morning. I used a cardboard mailing tube for the percussion tracks.