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  • It’s GRAMMY Time…..

    Hello everyone… For your consideration….please click on the TWIN BILL CD image to the left or on the READ MORE tab below to check it out…..Once each year, the music community honors it’s own at the Grammy Awards. To even be considered I believe is …

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  • Bill Evans and George Russell—Billy The Kid

    Here is my teacher George Russell with a 1958 composition, Billy The Kid, written for and featuring Bill Evans.  Some incredible writing and playing here.

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  • Alan Pasqua / Larry Koonse playing Funkallero

    The great Bill Evans tune here in a recent performance of Larry and myself.  This coincided with the release of my new CD TWIN BILL.

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  • Jaki Byard / Giant Steps

    This really shows What Jaki is about as a pianist. He nails everything from solo piano to stride to straight ahead blowing to big band shout chorus arranging in one solo!  WHAT A JOY!!

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  • Sheila Jordan, the greatest ever…

    When I left the Tony Williams Lifetime, when I was still in New York, I had the chance to work and record with Sheila Jordan.  We made a record called Confirmation, with Roswell Rudd, Beaver Harris, Cameron Brown and Norman Marnell. Sheila really taught me …

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  • Twin Bill GOOD NEWS!!

    Good news for TWIN BILL fans….I just received word that Twin Bill has debuted  at #16 on Jazz Week Radio Airplay charts. It was the third MOST ADDED recording and the second MOST INCREASED AIRPLAY for the week!

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  • my teacher Jaki Byard

    Here is a great clip of Jaki and Earl Hines together with Alan Dawson in Berlin, circa 1965. How different are their styles, but yet, they fit together like tomatoes and basil.

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  • Ballgame

    Hi gang, Here is a track from my latest CD, TWIN BILL, which will be released on Friday. If you are in Los Angeles, please come and hear myself and Larry Koonse on guitar playing some of the tracks of this new recording. Why guitar …

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  • Check Out Dave McKenna

    Dave McKenna is one of the greats. I used to see him play on the Cape at the Columns restaurant in West Dennis. He was a “fixture” and I would stop by to hear him often.  He also had a gig at the Copley Plaza …

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  • NEW CD released SEPT. 20th!!

    I am so very happy about this. It is called TWIN BILL, (BFM Jazz) and it is TWO piano music of BILL EVANS, my biggest influence throughout my life. I have recorded it like CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF, so I am overdubbing myself on the second …

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