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I've been performing jazz and contemporary, as well as original and electronic flute 'looping' improvisations for over 25 years.
I have recently returned to my jazz roots. As a jazz musician, I focus mainly on Latin jazz, and Jobim bossa novas, in particular. In June of 2010 I recorded a new CD of Antonio Carlos Jobim bossa novas, which will be available online for sale in the near future. I have a passion for Latin jazz and look forward to playing and recording more and more of the genre in the coming years.
My original meditation music crosses a few genres-- world, new age, electronica, experimental, and folk-- and when people first hear my music they often assume they're hearing my flute accompanied by an electronic orchestra. But it's just flute or voice, and one or two digital delays that are creating all of that sound.
Do you play live?
I've played weddings, special events, Arts Council gigs, conventions. . . but my best gigs have always been in the subways and streets of Cambridge and Boston. The people are wonderful and the special moments are too numerous to mention.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
Putting the power directly in the hands of the artists is a GOOD thing.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Years ago I would have said yes, but now I'd have to really take a good look at who wanted to sign me and ask a lot of questions. Often artists who are signed end up not being allowed to express themselves the way they'd like to, and their creativity and artistry isn't respected.
Band History:
I perfomed with the Tucson Symphony and I've played in many music groups-- from outside jazz to blues, folk and rock groups. But my heart is in Latin jazz as well as the music of the inner spaces.
Your influences?
Again, pretty ecclectic and numerous -- Deuter, Eno-Fripp, Vangelis, Enya, Vollenweider, Roach, Halpern. . . Pink Floyd, Santana. Indian and Arabic classical, Irish folk, Native American, Chinese folk. . . the list is endless.
In the past couple of years, I'm heavily influenced by numerous Latin jazz artists.
Favorite spot?
The bow or stern of the boat en route to the island I camp out on every summer-- staring intently into the waves. Time stops, and it's incredibly peaceful.
Equipment used:
Other than my C flute, alto flute and voice, of late I've been using a 1 second and 8 second digital delay and a reverb. On "Voices from the Dreamtime" I'm accompanied by Jonathan Backstrom on electronic keyboard that's altered by digital delays. I'm looking to add some of my own keyboard work soon, perhaps in my next CD effort.
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