Cogito ergo bloggo

"I think, therefore I blog."

I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years and occasionally enjoy listening to a radio program called “Philosophy Talk” hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor on Sunday mornings. They always end with an invitation to read their blog and quote the motto above, and I never fail to smile. Along those lines, I will contribute blog articles relating to musical and other topics of interest to me; please send any comments or thoughts my way.

In memory: John Lessard (1920-2003)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017, 10:17 AM

Thoughts on studies with composer John Lessard

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Review of "Project 59" in Polish jazz press

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016, 3:37 PM

I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by Polish jazz writer Jarosław Merecki recently, he let me know that he had found my CD online and submitted a review for publication in Jazz Forum Poland. I had not known of the magazine before then but it is written in Polish and available in hard copy also online at this link: Following is the text of the review, first as published in Polish, and then followed by an English version approved by Jarosław. I am very grateful for his interest and his thoughtful comments.

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In memory: Hugh Aitken (1924-2012)

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016, 2:26 PM

Memories of composer Hugh Aitken and the "three quotes"

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Learning rhythm by tapping with your hands and feet as taught by Warne Marsh

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016, 10:03 AM

This is an exercise that I learned from Warne Marsh that is very helpful in learning to feel polyrhythm and polymeter. Enjoy!

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