The focal point of this new site is my blog. I have notebooks full of ideas big and small, useful and useless, and I need to throw them online for others to read. This is a blog where I will write about music, improvisation, jazz, composition and life as a performer and teacher. But my main interest is in creativity. I’m curious to know how people in different disciplines create and sustain new ideas, especially in groups. SO LET’S TALK! More and more, I find the spontaneous, fast-paced decision making that happens jazz music is so similar to the types of negotiations outside of music.
Don’t worry, chums. This blog won’t entirely be dictionary words and academic googaw. I’m just as interested in YouTube clips of sneezing pandas and the latest Bette Midler gossip. So there’ll be a broad range of topics covered.
For those of you in Victoria, B.C. I’m playing with the Patrick Boyle Group on Sat Oct 15 @ Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View Street). The group features some of the finest players in Western Canada including Roy Styffe (sax), Oliver Swain (bass/vox), and Josh Dixon (drums). Full details on the LIVE page.
Huge thanks to Jimmy Rose and William Suarez for their help in getting this site off the ground.
I’ll leave you with this, a clip of myself and Duane Andrews in Memphis some years ago. It was quite late, if you know what I mean, when the best music slips out of the night and into strange hotel rooms.
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Tags: conversation, Duane Andrews, error, improvisation, jazz, trumpet