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We're really doing this, huh?

So this is the part where ::insert famous instrument company or famous musician:: is gonna slog through some paint by numbers B.S. about where I went to school and who I studied with...and we all have to pretend like it still matters in 2016 (or really, ever?)

Nah.

I'm a songwriter, saxophonist, and arranger. I don't write pretty music. Don't ask. I don't play or sing pretty either...call Kenny G if you want some saccharine horse dooky on your next album. I gave up trying to be a famous jazz musician, though I still play jazz. I just do it for myself now, because it's fun for me.

What I DO do ::giggle...do do:: now is write songs to feature my (as George Carlin coined the phrase) “brain droppings”, as well as my vocal stylings, my sax playing, and my arranging and production skills.

I don't “make beats.” Where I come from, we produce the entire damn track from start to finish, then play it LIVE. I'm composer, lyricist, and arranger; I don't need 15 people to write a song. Also, my turnaround is quite high as a result...which is a good thing.

I live in Los Angeles now, via NYC, via Boston. I've seen and partook in a lot of amazing music, and have associated with many great musical minds on both coasts.

Oh yeah. Jazz.


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Album Open The Gate And Flood The Valley by Albano the Madman

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Self Produced
2009

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