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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 […]


Jim Darling CD

I took lessons with Jim for four years while at B-W, and while I never became a great trumpet player I still learned quite a bit. This CD is reminding me of some of what I’d forgotten.