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Top Ten Albums

Friends are trading back-and-forth the Facebook meme of the 10 most important albums. Nobody has asked me, but here are mine. Ranked in order of relative importance for their influence in my development as a musician, not in any way by quality. The trendline is my interest in eclectic music, experimentation, brass playing, and finally […]

Performance Calendar

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra
June 16, 2018
The Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
Trilogy: An Opera Company
July 19, 2018
Science Park High School
Newark

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Another Great Place I’d Never Been

How did I manage to go 26 years without the over-the-top spring color of the Reeves-Reed Arboretum?

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Jersey Shore Summer Vacation, In November

Go figure. It’s been that kind of summer. Then Saturday in rained all day. But still at sunset we were able to walk down to the beach after (an early) dinner and see a rainbow over the ocean. Also on the agenda, a trip to Sandy Hook and a walk up the lighthouse. Plus, cool […]

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Great Swamp Late Summer Fauna

By “fauna” I mean bugs. This dragonfly was kind enough to pose. A spider in his web. This took us a long time to focus on, and I don’t remember if Claire or I got this one. The butterfly hung around a long time, and let me get close enough to almost fill the frame. […]