LATEST NEWS (updated FEB/2015)

I. You can view a few videos from my JAN/2015 concert with a legendary Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan and Asheville based bassist Mike Holstein on my YouTube channel:




II. My 2014 Jazz quartet CD album "Alternate Reality" with tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Mike Holstein, and Slovakian drummer Marian Sevcik was released on New Port Line label. It will be exclusively available to US customers via my Kickstarter campaign this Spring. More details forthcoming soon. Stay tuned...

III. My 2013 Jazz quartet CD album "Czechmate" featuring Brooklyn based master tenor and soprano saxophonist Joel Frahm, acoustic bassist Steve Haines, and drummer Bill Campbell was released on New Port Line label and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and via direct support here: order CZECHMATE (Paypal secured).



IV. My trio Jazz CD album "Live At The Grey Eagle: Jubilee Suite" with legendary drummer John Riley and NYC based bassist Mike McGuirk (2012 New Port Line) is available on iTunes, Amazon, or via direct support here: order JUBILEE SUITE (Paypal secured).




PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS
Most of my latest sets can be found on my Flick pages
HERE. I've been working with Nikon D800 since August 2012 and although it took a while to get used to its very sensitive 36.4 MP sensor I'm glad that I've upgraded from the previous model of D700. I've also upgraded my printer to CANON pixma model, which does 19x13 prints on artistic rag paper. It makes great looking prints, which last up to 200 years!

RECORDING ARTS NEWS
My first solo Jazz piano album was recorded and engineered over the course of DEC 2014 - JAN 2015 in the comfort of my own home. Recorded on our Steinway and Sons certified Boston piano, which I have tuned myself, using a pair of vintage Sony c37a tube microphones and Telefunken/TAB V76s tube preamps and mixed to 1/2" analog tape. This one is very special to me as I've recorded mostly standards of other composers, including Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter as well as a few oldies. Stay tuned....

My latest studio recording (April, 2014) has just been mixed to GP9 tape via analog means. It features wonderful playing by NYC-based guitarist
Paul Bollenback, bassist Zack Page, and drummer Evan Martin. Scheduled for release in 2015, this one features a few songs by Paul as well as my originals. Stay tuned…

All my album productions have been recorded using hand selected vintage tube microphones and preamps by Neumann, Sony, Telefunken, AKG, Royer, and Coles as well as world-class converters by SSL C200 and Prism Sound ADA8-XR. The mixing stage consists of both digital (protools) and analog processing exclusively utilizing tube and solid state outboard gear by both vintage and modern manufacturers such as Manley, Tube-Tech, Neumann, Studer, Summit Audio, and Neve. The final mixes are then run straight into 1/2" tape, which in my opinion still renders the best sonic results, mainly due to natural compression and saturation of an analog tape. This process can NOT be replaced or substituted for using virtual plugins. At least not as of 2014....