Marriage Problems

After years of hiding the fact that the love is gone, the last child moved out of the house and Mom and Dad announced they are getting a divorce.

The kids are distraught and hired a marriage counselor as a last resort at keeping the parents together. The counselor works for hours, tries all of his methods, but the couple still won’t even talk to each other.

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Anthony Braxton Quartet 2003

The 27th Roma Jazz Festival, Jazz Galaxy Auditorium, Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy

Photos courtesy of Gianfranco Rota

Anthony Braxton – saxophones, Kevin O’Neil – Guitar, Kevin Norton – Drums and Cymbals, Andy Eulau – Double Bass

The First International Jazz Day

Participating in the first International Jazz Day festivities at the United Nations in New York City on April 30, 2012 was a marvelous and unique experience. This photo of yours truly was taken by bandmate, saxophonist and friend Peter Brainin at sound-check the day before. We both played in Bobby Sanabria‘s Quarteto Aché for the “Latin Jazz” segment of the evening. Candido Camero and Shiela E were featured artists with the quartet. The video of the entire show is quite inspirational.


It was a balmy night out and I was feeling thelonious. I hadn’t had any tatum in so long I could have bixed a choir girl.

But I wouldn’t have to. The moment I entered the Luboff Lounge, the babe with the giant eubies fixed me with a “come duke me’ look. She uncrossed her legs and I could see almost all the way to birdland. I felt a tingle in my tito puente, and with a smile, I had her.
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The Curse of the Bass Player (A Cautionary Tale)

In the beginning there was a bass. It was a Fender. Probably a Precision, but it could have been a Jazz… nobody knows for sure. Anyway, it was very old… definitely pre-C.B.S.

And God looked down upon it and saw that it was good. He saw that it was very good and could not be improved upon although men would later try.
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