stained glass

Recently I released an EP of String Quartet No. 2 by Philip Glass and arranged it for marimba and drums. All parts were recorded on Jan 12th, 2019 at at my home studio in Fort Worth, Texas and it was mixed & mastered at Hot Tonic Mastering by James Driscoll in Dallas, Texas. Cover Artwork by Joe …

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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’ has one of those rhythms you know, it simple, elegant, hypnotic yet a bit tricky.  I stumbled in the dark on this piece for years so once I got a better feel for the groove I thought it would be useful to share with others and decided to make a …

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Baby Dodds

In the mid 1990’s during my time at UNT I was fortunate to study with Ed Soph for a year.  I also played a lot of raquetball and severely sprained my left ankle at the beginning of the first semester with Ed.  When I went to my next lesson I asked Ed if we could …

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