Falling Grace by Steve Swallow

Been practicing and studying Falling Grace these past few days.. Listened to several versions including with Chick Corea and Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, John Scofield.. It’s the jazz tune I didn’t know until Pat mentioned it his interview with Rick Beato.. I’m playing it in 12 keys on the piano and getting itContinue reading “Falling Grace by Steve Swallow”

Pat Metheny interview

Long time fan of Pat. He shares some true wisdom in this interview. I even jotted down a few things I heard for inspiration. Thought you may enjoy. The video is long but worth it. Some long lasting ideas: Do what you know is good Work on fundamentals all the time Be compulsively productive PlayContinue reading “Pat Metheny interview”

Liza Wallace CD Release Concert

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 Hi friends! Saturday night I’ll be performing with Liza Wallace, Nando Duarte, Clarice Cast and special guest Fay Roberts at the Conference Room Patio in Playa Vista, California. It’s Liza’s CD release party and promises to be a fun evening. Here’s the flyer. If you’re a fan of Brazilian music andContinue reading “Liza Wallace CD Release Concert”

Brazilian Music Series with Ted Falcon, Nando Duarte and Clarice Cast

https://fb.me/e/WTSjmyWx Brazilian Music Series with Ted Falcon and Friends continues on April 17th with Brazilian musicians Nando Duarte on 7 string guitar and Clarice Cast, percussion. Performing choro, forró, samba, MPB classics and more!Please expect to buy some kind of dinner…You will LOVE the food and the wine! Very very good!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~And the first time findingContinue reading “Brazilian Music Series with Ted Falcon, Nando Duarte and Clarice Cast”

Liza Wallace – Brazilian Harp music

Friends!! Liza Wallace is releasing her album today on Bandcamp! It’s amazing and unique for a harpist to play Brazilian music like choro and forró on the harp. She really created her own sound. I had the honor of producing it, choosing the songs and musicians and helping her get it done. I chose someContinue reading “Liza Wallace – Brazilian Harp music”

My Hermeto Pascoal story

I was remembering that time I played with Hermeto Pascoal in Brasília in 2012. We talked backstage about the tunes I wanted to play. When I got to the stage, Hermeto says, “Let’s play one of your songs”. There’s a full house in Teatro Nacional Villa Lobos. I say, “You mean, let’s play one ofContinue reading “My Hermeto Pascoal story”