Lessons from Don Cherry

Miles and Wynton both agree… Don Cherry is important. “Don Cherry, I like…” – Miles Davis by Leonard Feather, Down Beat Volume 58 No. 12 first published by Down Beat, June 1964  “I loved Don Cherry.” -Wynton Marsalis, interviewed by Will Layman for Pop Matters, April 2016 As a young student of the trumpet, my […]

Make the road by walking

Life experiences, personal relationships, childhood memories, visual expressions – the smells, tastes, sights, and sounds of daily life… the musicians who I am connected to most have this in their music. It can be explicit or implicit – but it can be felt. Can I hear your story in your music? Am I telling my story in my music?