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Remembering McCoy Tyner

Over the last month, I’ve read some wonderful tributes to the late icon, McCoy Tyner. They’ve ranged from fans, fellow musicians (some who worked with him, some who didn’t), critics, scholars and the like. As one of the many fortunate … Continue reading

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Machinations

Becoming an 11-year-old again. Continue reading

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Nashville

When it comes to music and culture, I’ve always been curious and eager to learn. Sit me down with a great musician and I’m dying to learn what that person knows. I’m always particularly excited to sit at the feet … Continue reading

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It’s Still Not Sinking In

The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles: It’s Still Not Sinking In Continue reading

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“Sir Thomas”: My Friend, Tommy LiPuma

I’ve had a lot of dreams. Musical ones. I’ve always believed that much of what’s happened in my career are things that began with a dream. Sounds corny, but it’s very true. Dreams gave me something to strive for. I’ll … Continue reading

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How I Got My Wings

I’ve been fortunate. When I think of all of the great musicians who really took me under their wing and raised me and embraced me, I think of a lot of people. People like Ray Brown, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, … Continue reading

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