In 2019, I went on a week-long retreat with Charles Gorczynski and Redwood Tango just outside Mt. Rainier. We workshopped his new material and then went to London Bridge Studio to record it. The album is finally out and it’s amazing! Enjoy.
The Quinteto finished another quarantine recording. This time, it was a tune by the Sorcerer, Hermeto Pascoal.
While we’re looking forward to all being in the studio together at one time in the future, remote recording has been a fun process and we’re coming up with different things as a result. Enjoy!
As with many of us, Eric and I are still trying to navigate making art in COVID times. We had a blast doing this version of Salgan’s tune, which we based on Juan Pablo Navarro’s arrangement for violin and bass.
Steve Ball has completed another version of his Whales project, this time with Tony Levin.
It’s not often that you get to play with your childhood bass hero. Victory!
The great tango organization Tango Sin Fin is asking for financial help to continue their work in education and publication. They have been publishing important historical works as well as contemporary new work of the highest quality.
Here is a brochure explaining the work they do and why it’s so important.
If you believe in the importance of tango music, please join me in supporting this vital group with whatever financial support that you can.
Last week, I got to add a few vibes tracks to a video project put together by Steve Ball and Tiny Orchestral Moments. So far, there are musicians from 5 different countries, and Senegal and New Zealand are up next. It’s nice to be able to still make music, despite the challenges of the Time of the Virus.
The album we recorded last summer got released this morning. Charles Gorczynski’s music is amazing and these musicians dug deep. This is probably the hardest I’ve practiced in my life and it was completely worth it. Victory!
Here’s a video of me playing “Che, Bandoneon” during Austin Piazzolla Quintet’s performance with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in November. It was a thrill to play this solo in such a beautiful concert hall (The Wilson Center at Cape Fear).
Thanks to Tony Rogers and the rest of the APQ!
Every Monday night from 8-10 PM, Eric and I are playing duets at Smith on 15th in Capitol Hill. Tangos, choros, jazz, and original compositions. On Monday nights, bottles of wine are 50% off! The food is delicious and the new owners are doing an amazing job. Come visit for dinner, drinks, and a good hang.