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April 04

Stardust: Meditations on Mental Resilience During the Pandemic

I am not a musician. I am not anything, other than a collection of a few trillion atoms bound together by natural laws which I, naturally do not understand. Rather than defining myself as “a musician” and making that identity the core of my being, I understand myself to be someone who plays music. I […]

February 19

New Tune — Friday Feeling

I’m home from work early and pleased to release my new tune for this week, Friday Feeling. It’s a dancy little number for you weekend pleasures and features soprano saxophone melodies, harmonized by sequencers, and big electronic beats. It’s available on Bandcamp for a buck, like most of my tunes. Listening is free but purchases […]

February 12

New Tune — Ataraxia

This Friday’s tune is a bit different from the things I’ve been releasing lately. It’s a darker sort of mood tune, as opposed to the big dancy sort of beats I’ve been putting out lately. I’ve been really digging the music of trumpeter/composer Jon Hassell lately and wanted to dabble a bit in that sonic […]

February 05

New Tune — Southern Cross

Here’s the next tune in my Friday releases series. I’m doing a new one each week. This one is full of soprano saxophones, synthesizers, and spacey electronic beats. What’s not to love?

January 29

New Tune — Mindstream

Mindstream is built around a slowed down montuno, played on the vibraphone, with a heavy dub beat and a haunting soprano saxophone melody. There’s a brief moment of blisteringly quick bass clarinet and a spacey groove with soprano solo to the end.

January 23

New Tune — La Arrondissement à Nuit

I’m very happy to be releasing a new tune today called, La Arrondissement à Nuit. It’s a loose groove featuring two soprano saxophones playing the melody and a swaggering bari solo. Check it out here. As always, listening on Bandcamp is free but purchases are always appreciated. You can also follow me on Bandcamp to […]

January 09

Kaleidoscope EP

Yesterday I released three new tunes on an EP called Kaleidoscope. They’re meant to be groovy little things that you can put in your pocket and walk around with. The title refers to the construction of the tunes, which is largely short phrases that repeat and move around, much like a Kaleidoscope. The title of […]

December 18

Rondo alla Game Show for Flute

Here’s a new tune that I’ve written for flute called Rondo alla Game Show. It’s a jaunty little melody for an imagined game show, possibly somewhere where all the colors are a bit too bright… https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=3642309165/size=small/bgcol=333333/linkcol=9a64ff/transparent=true/

November 28

New Recording — Castile Rose

Today I’m releasing a new work that I’ve written for soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, vibraphone, marimba, piano, and drums called Castile Rose. A work of unrelenting optimism, Castile Rose is loosely inspired by John Steinbeck’s novella, Tortilla Flat, where Danny and the paisanos pass many an afternoon on Danny’s porch, under the castile rose bush. […]

September 05

Complexity in the Simplest of Things – Bach Cello Suites

I’ve been playing through the Bach Cello Suites this week, which is always rewarding. These seemingly simple lines are surprisingly difficult to play with clarity and direction. (As you’ll hear below!) I’ve been listening to the Pablo Casals recordings from the 1930’s, which are quite amazing. I swear there are some parts where he swings. […]