Autumn is without question my favorite season. Enjoying this particular autumn has put me in mind of the song Autumn in New York which is also a favorite.
I especially love this version of the song because it’s Diana Krall. This video for the song that was filmed by Davis McCutcheon and directed by Mark Seliger during the challenges we faced last fall definitely recaptures much of the physical beauty that I came to appreciate when I lived there. Hope you enjoy it as well. Happy Autumn.
I learned of Chick Corea’s passing on my birthday. I had the great honor of creating artwork for the cover of his Live in Montreux album featuring the great Joe Henderson on saxophone, Roy Haynes on drums and Gary Peacock on bass.
Some years ago, I drove a couple of hours to attend a concert with Chick, Gary Burton, and the Harlem String Quartet. I had hoped to get a chance to meet him and members of the band, but I had misplaced my car keys and it was very late when the concert ended. Long story short, I didn’t get a chance to personally meet him, but I can say I truly enjoyed the show and his spirit. He was such an inspirational human being.
Here’s a bit of Chick making magic happen.
So it is done. I completed Alternating Rhythms. It took more time than I wanted. During the process of finishing this piece, I lost a dear family member, in addition to managing some other issues, including the life changes we’re all adjusting to as a result of the coronavirus. So the alternating rhythms of this year definitely played a part […]