MacArthur Fellowship 

I wanted to share some good news about Martha Gonzalez, a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant in the USA.  I am very proud of my friend and old bandmate.  Her winning this award is a win for all of us.  

It’s nice to see people who begin with a humble beginning and achieve a prestigious award. 

Check her out singing on Colores de Realidad from Mi Ofrenda on my website.  Also on the numerous recordings the group Quetzal has released.  If you didn’t know, there was a period when I was in Los Angeles…

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Pandemic over? 

I am starting to enjoy my life, I always felt like I had something to do and create but now I am living. 

I am very fortunate to have the basics to provide for my family.  I have a studio to create art, my son and good friends, and family. What more can you ask for? 

I will start a weekly session soon amongst friends to keep the positivity going.  All is fine, I am not touring and traveling. Let’s see what happens in the future. 

It has been rainy weather lately here, it is like living in London again.  I…

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The Cosmic Trio 

At times I am awoken in the middle of the night by an inner voice that says “Hey man, get off your ass and get to work.” I say to myself, “I know, I know” and go back to sleep.  I am enjoying this time off to be in peace and enjoy life.   

I want to share a project from last year before the pandemic happened.  It is my pursuit of wonder and enjoyment.   

It is called the “The Cosmic Trio” featuring Javier Vercher on woodwinds, Garry Jackson on electric bass, and me on electric guitar.  It is a very special…

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Wishing you a Happy New Year! 🎉 

I hope this year brings new insights, new ideas and fresh air to you.  It has been a little crazy, but i hope you have family and friends to keep you positive.  Much love from Spain.

What is now - New Release 

I would like to take the time and share with you my new recording, WHAT IS NOW. 

It was conceived as a vinyl release so there are two sides to it.  Side A contains an abstract sound composition entitled, Migration Suite:  Music for Woodwinds and Jazz Ensemble.  This recording was recorded live in Berlin in September…

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Thank you! To everyone who donated, shared and listened. I’m touched at all the people who responded to the music and the call for donations around the world. 

With the final push yesterday, the Migration Suite Fundraiser made its goal! Some of you found ways to donate directly, outside of the FB fundraiser, which is very much appreciated. Thank you for making the extra effort. 

I believe it really will make a difference. This project was important to me, not only to raise money for people in need, but to…

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Tapas de Monk 

I hope we are learning many things about ourselves and our loved ones during this unique time in the world.  I hope most of it is positive and that we are reflecting on what is important to us. 

I decided to put together some short videos entitled “Tapas de Monk.”  Thelonious Monk is one of my favorite jazz musicians so I finally had the guts to record these.  They are short pieces of some of my favorite Monk tunes.  I think it is a right of passage for many jazz musicians to learn these tunes and break…

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Life in the time of Coronavirus 

Life has changed recently for all of us.  It is my hope we can use this time to reflect and better ourselves by this experience.  I have decided to use this time for a positive time of reflection and get things done around the house.  Remember that shelf you have been meaning to put up or paint that wall?  Well “now is the time” as Charlie Parker played. :) 

Spain has been in lockdown for almost a week.  The streets usually filed with smiles, cafes and chattering have disappeared.  It is quite a change of…

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José Feliciano 

José Feliciano sings one of my favorite canciones! :)