COUNTRY: United States
1970, professionally since 1973.
Recording and performing in NYC
Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Philly Joe Jones, Papa Jo Jones, Mel Lewis, Sonny Payne, Joe Chambers and Buddy Rich.
FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
“The Rat Pack: A&E Soundtrack”. To be featured soloing under the story of Sinatra, Sammy and JFK was pretty cool.
FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN’T PLAY ON:
“Live at Birdland”, John Coltrane. Elvin Jones just about burns the place down, especially on “Afro Blue”.
Too many to pick one, but my ongoing series of Master Classes at The Collective in NYC ranks very high. It’s a great joy to be a part of helping others express themselves.
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
My 24″ Artisan Ride is a beautiful, complex instrument that I have looked for for years and finally found.