Bandalabra – Boom Boom Room, San Francisco :: 18 May 2013

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Bandalabra – Boom Boom Room, San Francisco :: 18 May 2013

Has anyone seen roof of the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco? It’s been missing since Saturday night when Skerik’s Bandalabra tour the roof off during their explosive 1st set. If you are not familiar with Skerik, there is almost no way to understand what he’s about without hearing his music. But, I’ll start with […]

Trio Subtonic – Boom Boom Room, San Francisco :: 18 May 2013

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Trio Subtonic – Boom Boom Room, San Francisco :: 18 May 2013

I remember the San Francisco music scene in the early and mid 90’s. It was experimental in a way that I’ve never heard in any city since, with the exception of maybe New York City. A lot of fusion elements: jazz, hip hop, soul, blues, world and even classical. I was mostly relegated to smaller […]

Goapele – Yoshi’s San Francisco :: 17 May 2013

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Goapele – Yoshi’s San Francisco :: 17 May 2013

There’s an 80’s R&B singer out there, somewhere, who reminds me of Goapele. It’s a compliment. It’s not Lisa Lisa or Teena Marie, but it’s /someone/ of whom I can’t immediately recall. It’s sort of a retro-80’s sound, with a modern R&B twist. Still, it’s missing something. It could just be me, but after listening […]

Baby, Take Me Down To Bake’s Place

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Baby, Take Me Down To Bake’s Place

I was just discussing with a friend of mine, and I think I just posted about it here, how most cities in the US have only one really good jazz club, if any at all. New York is an exception, but then, well…that’s New York. And now…Seattle is an exception, too. My friend Narong turned […]

NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “Joan Of Geneva”

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NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “Joan Of Geneva”

I first wrote this song in 2004 for a record I actually wrote for my dad. However, since my father passed in 1983, my mother was a guiding force on the paternal side as well as the maternal side. So, I wrote this song for her. It featured a great horn solo by famous Seattle […]

NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “I’m Only Shy With You”

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NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “I’m Only Shy With You”

Here’s one I wrote over a year ago, but have finally gotten around to recording it for the new record I’m putting together. Let me know what you think! Thanks all —

Video: Gary Clark, Jr. || “Numb”

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Video: Gary Clark, Jr. || “Numb”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNH6PX-2euM] I could gush about how much I love this guy’s record. I think instead I’ll let it speak for itself. This is his new video and I’ve played it about 10 times now. Hold on to your ass when you get to 2:27. Jimi Hendrix, anyone? Gives me that chill you get when you […]

Leo Raymundo Trio with Sue Nixon – Serafina :: 4 May 2013

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Leo Raymundo Trio with Sue Nixon – Serafina :: 4 May 2013

Seattle is not a jazz town. Hell, Seattle isn’t really even a music town. Well, wrong. It is. You just need to know where to look. Or listen. Were you expecting the old days of The Crocodile Cafe with a little known band like Nirvana or Screaming Trees for $4? Okay, grunge partner, those days […]

NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”

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NEW MUSIC :: Solo Piano – “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”

Recorded last night. Cole Porter favorite.

Pipe Etiquette – As Long As You Don’t Say “Hipster.”

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Pipe Etiquette – As Long As You Don’t Say “Hipster.”

With the Seattle summer quickly approaching, I’m getting a lot more of the itch to smoke a bit of pipe outdoors. The question I get the most, besides “can you take that thing elsewhere?” is “how does one properly smoke a pipe?” It seems easy, but there are some basic accoutrement and process to make […]