Archive for June 2014

How I overdubbed the trombone parts on my CD

I’ve created a video that demonstrates how I recorded the various parts on the 4 and 5 trombone arrangements on my CD Roads Less Traveled. For the demonstration, I wrote a three trombone arrangement of Afternoon in Paris and throughout the video I take you step by step leading to the finished mixed piece.

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If I only had a brain!

I was fortunate to run across a big band arrangement of this signature tune of one of my all time favorite trombonists, Carl Fontana. Here’s a rendition of it featuring me playing with the Red Mountain big band at a recent concert at Winfield’s cafe.  

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It’s called a cutting lathe

I’ve mentioned Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering here in Phoenix. Roger mastered my album Roads Less Traveled. I wrote a post on Roger’s early days with Manfred Eicher at ECM. Roger shared some interesting stories about those innovative days at ECM and what an extreme perfectionist Manfred was about every aspect of the recording, mixing and…

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What happened in November 26, 1978?

I recently came across an excerpt from the book “Meet Me At Jim & Andy’s” by Gene Lees. The excerpt is the very sad story told by a close friend of Frank Rosolino about the events leading up to the tragic night of November 26, 1978 when Frank shot himself and his two young boys. I’ve always…

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The video has been produced!

The person I’m working with to promote Roads Less Traveled suggested that I create a video about the album. So I just talk about the tunes on the CD. It’s pretty short. Check it out. I’d love to hear what you think of it. Honest. Write a comment.

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How to improve your life in 30 days [video]

Most people know Matt Cutts as the very public face of Google’s webspam team. That means he is the expert on how to rank well and improve on that ranking for Google without trying to game the system. He’s on to the gamers. So when I saw a You Tune video of Matt giving a TED talk on how…

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Geocache CD Distribution

This weekend, my two boys and I went up north to my good friend’s cabin in Strawberry, AZ. On the way back, we did a little geocaching. If you’re not aware, Geocaching is treasure hunting for small boxes (caches) containing trinkets left by other people. There is a phone app that tells you exactly where a particular…

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