drums, music & life

Hello and welcome to my little space on the web.  I’m a drummer and percussionist in the Fort Worth area where I own and operate an independent studio.  

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romare bearden

Uptown Sunday Night Session I first learned of Romare Bearden back in 2004 when the Dallas Museum of Art featured his work in conjunction with an album by Branford Marsalis entitled ‘Romare Bearden Revealed‘.  To be honest I was more into the work of Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts at the time however most great art leads you to more great

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Poinciana

Ahmad Jamal’s 1958 hit ‘Poinciana’ is has one of those rhythms you know, it simple, elegant, hypnotic and a bit tricky.  I was in the dark on this piece for years so once I get a better handle on it I decided to make a little video.   Vernel Fournier Vernel Fournier was with Jamal alongside

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