Inside and Out

Inside and Out

We are indoors and outdoors and seeing things from as many angles and perspectives as possible.  These hydrangeas were photographed from inside a window looking out. Right now while it rains outside, I am inside, writing an invitation for you to join us at the...
Waking Up

Waking Up

Two years ago I saw this print in a shop window in Shanghai, China, and it instantly shouted to me, “Wake up!”    I think a lot of people spent this year in a state of some uncertainty, when everything seemed to go away, and when we didn’t know if it would come back. ...
A Note of hope

A Note of hope

I couldn’t help noticing the convergence of two big reassuring national news stories today: the electoral college vote – as constitutionally required asserting Biden’s official designation as the next president – and the vaccine’s introduction today into...
About the new CD “Dinner Music”

About the new CD “Dinner Music”

Most people who have seen me play in public over these past ten years would probably agree that I do my best to welcome an audience into a convivial space, one that over the course of an evening becomes sacred – which I define as sanctified by the deep listening...
The (de)Evolution of the Recording Business

The (de)Evolution of the Recording Business

In 1985, when I was coming up as a young musician in Boston, I went to a local recording studio with “my” band to make my first record. I was able to sell the music to a jazz label, get a contract for a second record, and even a great review in the New York Times,...
Intention for 2020

Intention for 2020

I imagine you are waist deep in the excellent “decade’s-end” Sunday New York Times – with special sections on what just happened, who died, and what we might be looking forward to. There is even excellent children’s section on the body.  As you know, we are all...