Category: Music

Short Transcription

Hi all! I have one more David Fathead Newman transcription to post, very short but really great and possibly one of Newman’s most iconic solo breaks:  his solo introduction to Ray Charles’ “The Right Time”. I plan on diving into any interviews I can find with Newman after this; I tried to find any relevant […]

Transcription

Hey all, I’ve already posted this on my other social media platforms, but here is a bit of a sequel to my previous transcription post, another David Fathead Newman solo off of the Genius of Ray Charles album, from the tune “Deed I Do”: Once again, you can check out a little description if you […]

Ghost Note Tour

Last month I spent 17 days on the road with Polyrhythmics, having played 13 shows, and on 11 of those shows we shared the stage with the band Ghost Note.  Although the road is always thought-provoking and eventful (in addition to a lot of work), it’s the sharing of the stage that’s prompting this post. […]

Transcription

  Hi all! I think a lot of you have already seen me post this clip elsewhere, but I thought I would put it up here as well. I would like to get more in the habit of posting video of what I’m playing/working on; just short informal bits, nothing too intense.  This is the […]

Writing

Hi all, It feels good to be a little more active in blog posting, so thank you to any of you that have checked out what I’ve been writing the past couple of months! Polyrhythmics recently finished several days writing new music together, which is always very exciting.  Last time around, I had a few […]

Good Things Happen Slowly

I recently read Fred Hersch’s autobiography Good Things Happen Slowly, a beautiful book.   Hersch is a New York-based jazz pianist, although he has played and composed for a variety of different musical styles, and also is an activist and spokesman for AIDS health and awareness causes; the book offers a look into Hersch’s development as […]

Austin Impressions

For my next post, I had planned on asking John Speice, a prolific and very active musician on the scene in Austin, Texas, to do an interview.   Several of the projects Speice is involved in, including Brownout, Grupo Fantasma, Ocote Soul Sounds, and Money Chicha, have been essential music in the Polyrhythmics van for […]

Updates/Listening to the London Scene

Hi all! It’s been an eventful Summer: –  Polyrhythmics played across the region, including the Eclipse Festival and the High Sierra Music Festival, where I had the opportunity to share the stage with both Skerik (who I talked with on the blog here) and Karl Denson, a musical highlight for me.  We added the finishing […]