Cultivating and Harvesting

Cultivating and Harvesting

Four months ago as the vaccines (and a new president) fostered our sense of optimism, I resumed my long-standing gig at the Lilypad in Inman Square Cambridge, playing at 6:30 PM on the first Wednesday of every month.   Many of you have written to say that you are...

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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...

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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. ...

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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 the arms of...

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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 that...

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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,...

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