Tea at The St. Regis

This great piece on Henry Threadgill brought up the name Steve Backer, a guy I hadn’t thought about…


Wood Shedding Season

Was so happy to vote yesterday and to see sanity retake the House of Representatives. We didn't win…


Dave's notes from the road: Augsburg

Gartenamade Hubert posted this picture of me and Joe from Augsburg. It’s been such a pleasure…


Metamorphosis | Ophiucus

Getting to play with two of my heroes and one great new friend. I first met Fred Frith when he…


Please Do This

Our ever-changing landscape for recorded music makes independent creative music making more…


Metamorphosis | Lyra

Lyra features our two string players, Yasushi Nakamura on bass and Fred Frith on Guitar. Traveling…


Metamorphosis | Hercules

Right before this take Andrew Cyrille looked at me from across the studio and said, “Hercules,…


Metamorphosis | Eridanus

Wadada Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Fred Frith, and Andrew Cyrille. I am humbled by these masters. This…


Metamorphosis | Delphinus

Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Douglas, Yasushi Nakamura, Matt Mitchell. I’ve discovered in the course of…


Metamorphosis | Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia is the Queen banished to the night sky as punishment for her vanity. She speeds around…


A Year Ends, A Year Begins

Getting ready to close out a great year for creative music! A challenging year in some other ways,…


Trumpet Music Days and Nights

New Trumpet Music is something I've been involved in for a long time. Roy Campbell, Jr. and I…