Winter News

We had a great show at Sir D’s Lounge last week. The Octet is really fun to play with and I hope we can do more soon. This time we featured Bill Holman’s charts from the Gerry Mulligan Songbook, along with some Dave Van Kriedt and Bill Smith from the Dave Brubeck Octet and the […]

Jazz Clubs Map: A Look at Strykers

Almost exactly two years ago┬áI published my Google Map of New York’s Historic Jazz Clubs here on the site. In an effort to dig a little deeper I thought I would start a monthly series featuring one of the clubs from the map. I want to start with some of the lesser known clubs that […]

Stan Getz on Doubling

Dangerously close to letting a week go by with no blog post but here we go. I recently ordered a few CD’s from the label that will be putting out my next record in 2017, Fresh Sound. Known by many of my peers as a label for new releases of young jazz musicians, they have […]

Jon De Lucia Octet Concert with Ted Brown

  I am very excited to share an upcoming concert with you all. Over the last few years I have been collecting and transcribing music from the Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre album, an album from 1959 that I’ve always loved. I have 5 of the 9 charts, and to augment I have a couple […]

Lineage and Traditionalism in Music and Tai Chi

A couple of months ago, I attended the premiere of a new film about Professor Cheng Manching at the Museum of the Moving Image. Cheng Manching was one of the principal importers of Yang-style Tai Chi to the West and his students head many of the schools in the NYC area. My teacher, William C.C. […]