Clockwise sheet music

In case you're interested, the good folks here at Greenleaf Music just made the sheet music for my…


The Discovery of Slowness

Here's a small cut out of a fascinating piece "As Slow as Possible" by composer John Cage. It's…


Security Check Point

I normally try to keep my blog topics somewhat music related but needed to direct your attention to…


Recommended Tools: Bass Methods

Some time off over the holidays afforded me a much needed opportunity to re-evaluate my approach to…


Brass Ecstasy

I just got back from the NYC premier of Dave Douglas' new band Brass Ecstasy. It was a great…


Holiday Gift Guide

I got up this morning and saw that that the New York Times has a holiday gift guide recommending…


Here's The Keys...

Wow, is it over already? Four weeks? Man, it just fleeeew by. Welcome back, dawg! OK, so here's the…


REMEMBERING AN INITIATOR OF A REVOLUTION: MITCH MITCHELL

As I lay down to go to sleep on the night of Tuesday, November 11, for some reason I found my…


Bennie Maupin

I'd like to tell you how I met Bennie Maupin. But first let's go back about 35 years. I had just…


Mark Dresser

I first heard bassist Mark Dresser perform live at the much storied New Music Monday series at the…


The Gathering

Big night next Sunday (Nov. 16) at the Jazz Bakery: The Gathering, a multi-racial,…


VonEssen

When the good folks at Greenleaf asked some of us left-coasters at Cryptogramophone to blog on…