So I found a gadget online that transfers cassette tapes to mp3’s. With this Covid thing going on, I had some free time and decided to go through a bunch of cassettes and transfer some old tunes onto mp3. I found some great old tunes that I had recorded and forgotten all about. I feel so blessed to have worked with and known the great musicians on these recordings.
To hear the songs, scroll down to the Music Player below. Click the forward and back arrows to change songs.
Going Home I wrote this song around 1990. I found this particular recording, which features pianist Tomoko Ohno. We recorded it in the early to mid-1990's at a studio in Summit, New Jersey
‘Round Midnight I recorded this tune back in April, 1991 during my senior recital at William Paterson University. It features musicians Jody Nardone on piano, Jim Greene on bass and Nick Scheuble on Drums
Take the A-Train This recording features guitarist Larry Barbee. If my memory serves me correctly, we recorded this in the mid-1980's in Green Brook, NJ.
Big Band Medley This song was recorded back in the late ‘80’s with a band I was in at the time called “The Blast.” This song features me singing “In the Mood” at the beginning and end of the medley. There are a lot of other great big band tunes throughout the medley. Band members were Frosty Lawson on piano and trumpet, Robin Corley on sax, John Nardo on bass, John Salamone on guitar and Chris Covington on drums.
Alone Together (appropro for the whole Covid thing!), Out of Nowhere, The Shadow of Your Smile and Summertime. These songs were all recorded live on January 3, 1992 at a place called Jasmine’s that was located on Lock Street in Newark, New Jersey. It was a great club and they featured a lot of great jazz musicians there. The musicians that were with me that night were Tomoko Ohno on piano, Jim Greene on bass and Nick Scheuble on drums. We were all school buddies at William Paterson University.