ICARUS ... The first jazz album I've done in a while, and my
first real "playing" album. I pushed the racks of synths aside and revisited my first love, the Hammond
Organ. Most of the CD is in the classic organ trio format and
features great performances by guitarists
Joe Beck and
and drummer Danny
Gottlieb. My brother Tony is
sitting in on bass, playing lead on a beautiful Jimmy Giuffre ballad. The album has a few originals and several
of my jazz arrangements of classic pieces - Erik Satie's
"1st Gymnopedie", Steely Dan's "Deacon Blues", Ralph Towner's "Icarus" and the Beachboys’
"Sail On Sailor."
The cover photo was taken by photographer
It was supposed to be used for a CD cover but was rejected. I've been using it as my PR image shot for years and finally
got to use
it on a CD cover as I had hoped to. Thanks Sally.
ICARUS is available now from
Woodstock CD. I'm looking ahead toward a wider release in the
fall of 2006. Meanwhile, I've got stacks of CD boxes!Any help cleaning my basement will be much
I was keeping a log here on the home page, but there's too much stuff
here anyway so I moved it to it's own page - the
What to do when a great shot is out
Use the filters and turn it into an art shot!
Jerry distracts the audience
Tony replaces a broken string.
6/11/06 Northhampton, MA at The Ironhorse
Here in this picturesque, Central
Massachusetts college town, I've played the Iron Horse several
times over the years with a variety of Jazz, Folk and Pop
groups. It was a kick to come back with Tony's band and
rock the house. Even on a beautiful summer Sunday evening,
a capacity crowd came out.
Iron Horse window - another self
portrait (hard to see)