Music


One of the joys of being a brass player is being able to play in a brass choir – a small group  covering the range of brass instruments from trumpet to tuba.   My favorite composer of music for brass choir was always Giovanni Gabrieli.  But alas it’s difficult to find […]

The Brass Choir Experiment





I’ve been a fan of WERS (Emerson College Radio) in Boston for years.  They’ve held on to the traditions of a real college radio station.  Their programming continues to be a great, eclectic mix of music – such an enjoyable escape from commercial radio.  As expected, not every show is […]

WERS Radio – All A Cappella



Over the weekend, Phil Smith turned me on to these guys.  I’ve been hooked on a cappella for quite a while.  This Slovenian choir (!) is not strictly a cappella but they have a beautiful, sophisticated large-ensemble sound. As – Stevie Wonder Africa – Toto This piece is freakin’ awesome!  […]

Cool Vocal Group – Perpetuum Jazzile





I see my buddy Tom Doran is alive and well on the web. We worked together at Teradyne for a bunch of years, a bunch of years ago creating some cool simulation software. We share a love of all things Tower of Power. Tom from a bass player’s perspective, me […]

The Docta is in



Friday night (Jan 2nd) Paula and I went to Chan’s in Woonsocket to hear Ricky “King” Russell with the Cadillac Horns. Good food, great music… what could be better? I wish I could have taken some more pictures of the band but I was hesistant… not knowing their policy. The […]

Blues at Chan's


Need to get the posting/publishing ritual under my belt. So I decided to dredge up my original (abandoned) podcast attempt. The 3Loops intro – [podcast]http://3loops.com/mp3/3Loops_1_050827.mp3[/podcast]

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