From: MA, United States
Genre: Pop, jazz, New Age Piano/classical
My favorite experience is dropping into the moment - musically - no charts, no time changes, no keys... a call to all who understand the close and delicate threads shared by verbal and musical conversation.
Either way - verbal or musical - if you want to explore something new and real, you can't be afraid of making mistakes. A clash is only the beginning of creative dialogue, and is by definition, a 'Happy Accident'
So, these tracks are from the album 'Drawing from Life', which is my current happiest musical accident.
All ensemble pieces were recorded one early spring day in San Antonio, Texas - with two amazing players - Jim Kalson on Bass and Kyle Thompson on Drums. Mostly improvised, NEVER rehearsed, proof positive that Texas musicians reign supreme...
The response to "Green" has been fantastic!
This track is a spontaneous remembrance of a song my prolific and brilliant big brother wrote barely out of his own teens. I was probably sitting under the piano at the time. He goes under the handle "The Real Stormin' Norman" on Jango. Visit his Jango page and give him a solid listen - he is a songwriter who easily holds his own with the very best.
Tell him his little brother sent you...
Drawing from Life was recorded and mixed by long-time friend and engineer, Mark Sinko - a top-flight musician in his own right, who just happens to own the best freaking tracking facility in the universe - Salmon Peak Studios.
There is always some prime mover, some motivating force that generates the necessary conditions required for the creation of happy accidents. Mark Sinko is that force behind 'Drawing from Life', and my great fortune to have as a friend.
Thanks to all you Jango listeners for your amazing
support. Your commentary, verbal and visual, has been stunning and humbling - and a powerful reminder why free, artistic expression is so important to this world.