I'm sorry that this is a few days late...it's not as if I've been super busy, but there just didn't seem to be much to write about. I've decided to keep these newsletters going - after all, there is more to life than just gig announcements!
I do hope that you were able to check out the livestream from Fulton Street Collective last month. It was so wonderful to play music with good friends again. Fulton Street Collective has been so supportive to Chicago artists during this time, we are so grateful! Thanks also to WDCB Jazz 90.9FM for acting as the media sponsor. They too, have been amazing! We played a bunch of new tunes that I'm quite happy with. At some point soon, we'll be recording them for release. If you missed it, Here is a link to the performance on YouTube.
52 Weeks of Composition
I've ended up with some nice tunes so far. Here's a recap of last month's work:
I just finished a really good book called "The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck". It has some very good things to say about what we choose to care about and about how too often, we end up caring about the wrong things. Highly recommended.
I was able to get the Sonny Rollins "In Holland" LP set that was released on the most recent Record Store Day and it is just superlative! Sonny's playing has always made me feel healthier and this recording is like a super vaccine! The articulation in his playing alone is enough to ward off any bad vibes!
That's it for today...I'm wishing all of us well and I can't wait to see you sometime soon in REAL LIFE!
Yours in the Music,