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6 OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS Mirage a Trois - Yellowjackets

 

The ultimate in west coast fusion - creativity was still part of the genre at this time... Russ Ferrante and Robben Ford played killer solos that made history. 
That's The Way Of The World - EWF
Years ahead of their time, EWF got everything right in this album - groove, melody, sounds, a BAND feeling... 
Kind of blue - Miles Davis

 

The landmark jazz album... as cool as it gets. Bill Evans churns out pure beauty...
Breaking Away - Al Jarreau
LOVE those sounds and chords... together with "This Time" and "Jarreau" these are the ultimate L.A. albums with THAT Jay Graydon - David Foster- Tom Canning vibe....
The New Standard - Herbie Hancock

 

Herbie really does it all... Thanks for reminding us what jazz is about, Herbie!

Seconds Out - Genesis

 

The ultimate prog rock live album?
4 OF MY FAVORITE MALE SINGERS  James Ingram

 

Soul from the heart...
Al Jarreau
Especially when he worked with Jay Graydon and company...
Gino Vannelli

 

One of the greatest singers I've ever heard 
Donny Hathaway

 

An amazing voice...
3 OF MY FAVORITE FEMALE SINGERS Chaka Khan

 

No one else like her on earth...
Patti Austin

 

An amazing voice - So sweet, so musical, so tasteful... I could go on forever.
Erykah Badu

 

The new cool soul...
4 OF MY FAVORITE BANDS Earth, Wind & Fire


 
Steely Dan

 

Fagen and Becker - two of the greatest musicians and songwriters on the planet!
Rufus

 

Chaka's band... stomping at the Savoy
Pages

 

The ultimate west coast band in the 80s skippered by Richard Page and Steve George... for the real aficionados!
SOME OF MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS Joe Sample

 

Blues and melody - fantastic piano and Rhodes solos!
Herbie Hancock

 

The master of versatility....
Larry Carlton

 

My fave guitar player - Larry is one of the most sensitive players I've ever heard.
Jay Graydon

 

Great producer and guitarist - love his stuff!
Marcus Miller

 

Super Marcus - one of the best bass players on the planet - makes me mad as he also happens to be brilliant on another dozen-or-so instruments, writes unbelievable harmonies and is a top producer.
Larry Williams

 

Larry shines on keyboards and is also sax player with the Seawind Horns... Brilliant solos with Jarreau, Dave Grusin and another million greats!
Robbie Buchanan

 

His résumé is ridiculously long  - this guy has turned out keyboard tracks on some of the best albums in history! I especially love his Rhodes playing...
George Duke

 

Brilliant piano and synth playing since the days of the Mothers Of Invention... A true inspiration!
Terry Trotter

 

Combine sensitivity with technique and this is what you get! I never get tired of listening to Terry, especially on the Larry Carlton albums.
Greg Mathieson

 

Big Greg - Another L.A. great keyboardist - Listen to the stuff he did with Larry Carlton and Lee Ritenour...
George Benson

 

From jazz to fusion to soul.. an amazing guitarist and singer who made musical history...
Bill Evans (pianist)

 

 

 

Poetry in piano playing was never more sublime....!
Prince

 

A crazy genius! 
SOME OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES Jesus Christ Superstar I grew up listening to the original version and know practically every note....
Strange Days An underrated but worthy successor to Blade Runner
Forrest Gump Life is like a box of chocolates... 
Lord of The Rings Trilogy

Anything by Monty Python and Terry Gilliam

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Happy memories from my childhood!
The Piano A poetic film with an astounding soundtrack
Pulp Fiction Humour in a violent world as only Quentin Tarantino can describe
True Romance Love at any cost... great if you can stomach the violence...
FAVORITE CARTOON The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama  
FAVORITE TV SERIES Six Feet Under  Unfortunately it's over, but the last episode was one of the best things I've ever seen on TV!!!

Game of Thrones, Fringe, Breaking Bad, Supernatural, 24, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes


FAVORITE COMIC Krazy Comic  Believe it or not - I have every issue!
HOBBIES (did you really think music was the only thing in life???) Woodwork, Scuba diving and snorkeling, Travelling, Cooking,  Shells & Fossils, Medical Counseling...(!)  
I'M READING.... Game of Thrones books
 
I'M LISTENING TO... "My Old Friend - celebrating George Duke" by Al Jarreau
 
MAGIC PLACES... Greenwich Village, NYC.
Ulu Watu, Bali
Gozo
Ponza
 
I LOVE... Lambrusco, Tortellini, the Werm  & the Space Cat...  
I'D LOVE TO KNOW... The Absolute Scale - a.k.a. the legendary note sequence that goes with any chord!  :)  
I CAN'T STAND Eating fish and seafood....  
I NEVER WANT TO SEE THEM AGAIN... Various professors at the Universitŕ Cattolica di Roma  

 

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