Song Insights – What’s Your Story Morning Glory

Song Insights – What’s Your Story Morning Glory

Track 5:  What’s Your Story Morning Glory I love the blues.  It can be hard, sometimes, for me to sing.  I often feel like I need to be someone else to make it big enough or soulful enough.  This one is just right for me.  Musically, the soul of this one is all...
Song Insights – Doralice

Song Insights – Doralice

Track 4:  Doralice Being in Denmark for just over a year now, I’m blasting through language classes.  I’m determined to be fluent in Danish soon.  It is a tough language.  So is Portuguese.  I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment 🙂 I just can’t resist the story of...
Song Insights – Traveling Groove Merchant

Song Insights – Traveling Groove Merchant

Track 3:  Traveling Groove Merchant I’ve been listening to a ton of big band music over the last year…everything from Count Basie to Maria Schneider.  There is something about collective effort and mixing the freedom of improvisation within the constraints of the...
Song Insights – Flamingo

Song Insights – Flamingo

Track 2:  Flamingo It is said that singer Herb Jeffries was delivered by “Flamingo” in 1940 with Duke Ellington.    I met Herb in Desert Springs, CA  at a little gig I was playing.  I knew who he was the moment I saw him.  What history and what a voice!  I’m glad to...
Song Insights – Will You Still Be Mine

Song Insights – Will You Still Be Mine

Track 1:  Will You Still Be Mine I was asked to play a concert in March 2012 with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.  In honor of  that concert, I decided to commission 5 new arrangements with my playing and singing in mind.  Kim Richmond brought this song to me in honor of...
The Story Behind “What’s Your Story”

The Story Behind “What’s Your Story”

I spent most of the past 20 years in Southern California.  I’ve been playing my music, touring and doing a lot of educational outreach.  I didn’t have time to cook and most of my social life was on the gig.  Over the years, my musical colleagues have become my good...