Next Time I See You

Next Time I See You

2020 started off with many plans.  Only a few of those came to be.  But as all my performances and recording sessions cancelled, I found ways to create my own plans. The December before 2020, my wife left the country, to spend the holidays with her family.  I had a...
Episode Three – Toro Mata

Episode Three – Toro Mata

Toro Mata is a traditional Afro-Peruvian piece.  I was constantly coming up with new ideas, for the arrangement.  This one might help, with some explaining. Intro Many live performances of Peruvian music begin with a guitar cadenza.  I used that influence, to play the...
Episode Two – Nardis

Episode Two – Nardis

With my newest bass a months old, I decided to take time to focus on my slap technique.  I wanted to challenge myself to play a jazz tune all slap.  In my practice sessions, I also slapped the improvised solo.  But this take, that was my favorite, had me slapping the...
Episode One – Stand By Me

Episode One – Stand By Me

Here’s the first episode and the first recording on my new fretless bass.  I wanted to create a project, that would give me a focus for practicing on the new bass.  The more I got into it, I also found other goals.  I started listening to the improvisations of...
You Can’t Stop the Beat

You Can’t Stop the Beat

This groove has a good bump and, as with all the BIV arrangements, the entire piece is so fun, inspiring and infectious.  I improvised a lot on this one, and didn’t realize how it would effect the video.  There’s some cool playing, that...
You Can’t Stop the Beat

I Don’t Need A Roof

The female choir members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices shine so brightly.  Moments like this connect my heart with the music and performers around me.  Check out the energy moves through this performance,...