Archive for July 2016

A music video called Hawaiian Dreams

I took a much-needed vacation to Hawaii. It was my first time there, but certainly not my last. What a great place! Before leaving, I finished a song for my subscribers called Hawaiian Dreams. It didn’t begin relating to Hawaii but I guess I had the vacation bug in me, so as I wrote more and more…

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Good summer vacation reading (Part 1)

I just returned from my vacation in Hawaii. I had a grand time with my two boys exploring the Big Island–from waterfalls to ziplining to beautiful beaches to vast prairies of long-ago cooled lava fields. I will soon put together images and video from the trip to create a visual compliment to my recent piece…

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My new altobone.com album release

https://itun.es/us/pkKMdb?ls=1&app=itunes Born from a sufficient body of work and the knowledge that a legendary mastering engineer was soon to retire, I have created a new album called The Electrik Project, Volume 1. The songs were chosen from my writing and recording over the past year selected from music sent to my altobone.com subscribers. In a way I…

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Mastering tunes for the last time with Roger Siebel

Today I was in the SAE mastering studio with Roger Siebel mastering eight of my new tunes. Turns out that my session was the last of his long career. Roger mastered the Roads Less Traveled CD two years ago and last month, I had the feeling that I should reach out to Roger.  I have a good amount…

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Christopher Bill at the International Trombone Festival

Kudos to the ITF for the diversity of players and musical styles it included in this year’s New York festival. An example of that diversity was the masterclass conducted by Christopher Bill. Best known for his viral YouTube video performance of Pharrell’s Happy, Christopher lead an entertaining demonstration of his live looping playing style of…

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