The new Duo CD "What's Going On"is out!

The duo CD I recorded with my old friend and colleague Tom Dempsey for Citytone Records is finally finished and will be officially released on Feb. 5, 2008. The CD release party will be on Sunday Feb.10 at The Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. Click on the calendar page for details. I'm really pleased with this project and while it turned out to be one of the most challenging recordings I've ever done, it also turned out to be one of the best. After almost 20 years of playing together in various formats, including our 2002 Quartet CD "Perspectives", (available for purchase on this and many other fine web-sites), Tom and I finally found time to record the duo CD we've been planning for so long. It is a mix of various original tunes from both of us and jazz standards, and other tunes from many of our favorite composers, including the title cut by Marvin Gaye and tunes by Billy Strayhorn,Thad Jones, Hank Jones, Barry Harris, Hoagy Charmichael, Charlie Haden, Mal Waldron and a beautiful traditional Spiritual. All in all this is a disc that I can recommend wholeheartedly, and I do! The publicity and radio campaigns will begin soon, so watch your favorite magazines, newspapers and online jazz blogs and keep your ear to your favorite jazz radio station. You'll be able to buy a copy of the CD here after the 2/5 release date. Just go to the CDs tab, and click on the button next to the CD cover. It will also be available at many of you favorite on-line sources and on behalf of Tom and myself (and our landlords), thank you.

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