Videos from the Jon De Lucia Octet at City College

Michael Steinman was kind enough to record our recent recital at the City College of New York. A few of my original arrangements along with Bill Holman and Dave Van Kriedt’s! via WARM SOUNDS IN MOTION: JON DE LUCIA OCTET in RECITAL: JON DE LUCIA, ANDREW HADRO, DAN BLOCK, RICKY ALEXANDER, JAY RATTMAN, STEFAN VASNIER, […]

Bach and the Intervallic Sequences of Paul Desmond Part 2

I’d like to continue looking at some of Paul Desmond’s recorded output today, expanding on the ideas in the last article. We discussed Paul’s use of sequential phrases over sometimes extended stretches of a tune, superimposing a Bach-like structure over standard chord changes. Here is another from early on, in 1954, live with the Brubeck […]

Lee Konitz

Last night I attended an increasingly rare Lee Konitz performance, his second and last NY show of the year for now. The location was the Jazz Gallery in Manhattan, and the house was full for both sets.┬áThe band included Dan Tepfer, Jeremy Stratton and George Schuller, w/ special guest Tim Hagans. Lee never fails to […]

Upcoming Show at IBeam

This is going to be a great show, we’ll be playing two sets, so please do come hang out. This is five days after our recording date, the band will be at its peak condition! Ibeam is a great space for listening, and we can all hit the bar afterwards. Come support our upcoming release […]

Jon and Flin Duo Project

While the packaging is finalized for the Luce Trio record, I wanted to share another project of mine with you. This is a duo I have with the great Dutch drummer Flin Van Hemmen, improvising on simple themes, some folk melodies and original compositions with various instruments. We hope to release a CD later this […]