I’m a musician in a pandemic. I’m ready to show up for rehearsals in a 3-piece suit. But I will never look as cool as Dexter Gordon. 😎 He was one of my biggest influences as a young jazz student. He would’ve turned 98 today.
My first Chick Corea transcription. I was probably 19 at the time. I sampled the solo with my Ensoniq EPS sampler and played it down an octave to slow it down for the fast lines. Back then, we didn’t have access to all the tech we have now, but that sampler was transformative.
Two amazing books. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs transcribed by Bill Dobbins. And On Being A Musician Volume 1 by Chick Corea.
Desmond and I watched the Perseverance launch and that makes watching the Mars landing even more special!
When I think about Moog synthesizers, I think of Chick Corea. I haven’t stopped playing and listening to his music since he died.
RIP Chick Corea. You meant the world to me. 💔
I’m reading Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D. for Black History Month.
Here’s another cartoon by Keith Knight. I’m reminded of that picture of Miles Davis and Kenny G. Google it if you don’t know it.
A Prince print by Keith Knight, the creator of Woke on Hulu.
18 inches of snow. My knees ache from all that shoveling. I’ve got to remember, lift with your back, not your knees.
I use the MC-8 for controlling dynamics and expression while recording MIDI and the Platform M+ for mixdown in Logic Pro.