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Improvising Video Project #6: Taurus

It’s been a very busy summer season, which unfortunately means I’m quite behind on my improvisation video project. But the good news is that I’ve upgraded my gear (including iPhone 6s and superb Shure MV88 mic) and I’m happy to share   More…

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Concert with François Rabbath

It was a wonderful pleasure to perform with the legendary bassist François Rabbath recently at Domaine Forget, in Saint-Irinée, Québec. François has been teaching and performing all over the world for several decades and has profoundly influenced literally generations of   More…

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Carbou/Graham- New Video & Upcoming Album

Guitarist/ composer Thomas Carbou and I have collaborated on numerous occasions over the last few years. Thomas is a multi-talented musician, improvisor and creative comrade, someone with whom it is always a pleasure to play. In October this year we’ll   More…

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Improvising Project Video #5: Kanda Nadai

In the South Indian music tradition, kanda nadai indicates a flow pattern with 5 sub-divisions per beat. This new improvised solo video for the month of May features one of my closest companions of many years, a Cooperman 20-inch frame   More…

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Interview with Eien Hunter-Ishikawa

I recently had a great chat with my friend, the multi-talented musician Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, which he has featured on his blog. We talked about the importance of sound, groove, our teachers and more. Thanks Eien! Check it out here.

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Improvising Project Video #4: Parallaksis

In 2009 I fell hard for a small US cymbal company called Hammerax. So many beautifully unusual sounds totally sparked my imagination. The fourth video in my improvising playlist, ‘Parallaksis’, features a selection of these unique metal instruments, including a   More…

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Improvising Project Video #3: Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze

Third in the series of short, improvised solos, this one is entitled ‘Skin, Brush, Stone, Bronze’. The okedo-daiko featured in the video was made by Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten. The video was recorded March 15th, at Timpano Percussion Studio.