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NEW CD NOVEMBER 26

I’m excited to announce the upcoming release of my new CD “Very Well & Good” occurring on November 26-my 60th birthday- on Cornerstone Records Inc. featuring my regular quartet of Reg Schwager, Amanda Tosoff and Morgan Childs with special guests the tenor saxophonists Mike Murley and Pat LaBarbera. I think it is the best recording […]

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I’m back.

I hope everyone is surviving this COVID-19 marathon. It’s been hard for all of us, I’m sure. Not being able to perform live engagements has giving me plenty of time to read, listen, walk, study and work on music. Happily I’ve been able to practice the bass at least 3 hours a day since March […]

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Performing at the Rex in Toronto

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Anatoly Lyadov(Liadov)

This Russian composer of the late 19th century wrote some lovely piano music, mostly short pieces. Many are very beautiful. On YouTube listen to versions of his Prelude Opus 57 #1 and his bminor Prelude OP. 11. Very exquisite stuff. Tell me what you think.

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Time please!

I need time to practice bass and piano, sight-read new music, listen to music, study scores,  transcribe solos, jam, read books, rehearse, teach for money, and do gigs. … and a life outside music.   Time please!    

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Yulianna Avdeeva, Chopin and Dang Thai Son

I have been enjoying filmed performances on You Tube of contestants in the 2010 International Chopin competition, particularly those of the winner Yulianna Avdeeva. Aside  from the brilliant athleticism of her playing, Avdeeva gets a huge range of colour out of the Yamaha, confirming my belief that the piano is a universe in itself. If […]

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Get off yo’ ass and hear some live music!

My colleagues and I would far rather perform music than get paid to talk about it. Your attendance at live shows guarantees the continuance of the music. There are  jazz gigs going on around town all the time in all kinds of places.  Check these venues out even if you have to drive 20 minutes […]

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Richard Whiteman: On Course

Richard Whiteman: On Course

You // Come Rain Or Come Shine // Down With It // Dream // This Time The Dream’s On Me // Cottontail // Looking At You // Half-Steps // There’s A Small Hotel // Use Your Imagination // Who Knows // Passion Flower // Lullaby Of The Leaves // Amanda’s Blues // Just Another Boy […]

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Richard Whiteman: This Is Now

Richard Whiteman: This Is Now

Slick Willie // The First Of Many // That Was Then // Twelve // Cross Your Heart // The Open Sea // Shift // Floating // Cumulus // Perry White – Sax, Mike Downes – Bass, John Obercian – Drums

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Richard Whiteman: Grooveyard

Richard Whiteman: Grooveyard

When Your Lover Has Gone // Twelve // Prelude To A Kiss // So Sorry Please // All Too Soon // Just One Of Those Things // How Deep Is The Ocean // Body and Soul // Yardbird Suite // The Blues By Three // Mona Lisa // Grooveyard Mike Downes – Bass, John Sumner […]

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