BIG NEWS ITEM #1: My online video instruction series, www.musicpath.net, is NOW LIVE, with more than 60 video lessons on improvisation, production, mixing, sounds and setups, and a range of information on what I think it takes to become a successful musician in today’s world of music. There are 3 free lessons and 3 free sample play-along tracks available on the site for you to check out; pay a visit and see what musicpath.net can do for you!
BIG NEWS ITEM #2: BURN, my iOS rhythm section app, is finally released and ready for download on the App Store! I am thrilled with how this app turned out, and it’s great fun to play with; 3 different grooves, at 2 different tempos each, with both modal bass/keys and changes, each in all 12 keys. Maximum flexibility, maximum propulsion for the shedding musician! Check it out on the link below; it’s priced at $5.99, and with 144 different combinations to play on, that’s…let’s see…carry the one… just a little more than 4 cents per vibe! IF you buy it and dig it, please review it; if you buy it and have ideas for us, let me know! We plan to expand it over time with packages of 3 more grooves (going to start with some “world” stuff, 6/8 feels and so forth) via in-app purchases. Here’s a link to the info page, go forth and BURN!:
THIRD RAIL will be on tour in Europe, May 22 – June 8, 2014, this time featuring the incredible GARY WILLIS on bass! And in April ’14, we’ll be releasing a smoking live CD from our 12/13 European tour; check the “Third Rail” link above for more details as they develop!
FEATURED VIDEO: From THIRD RAIL’s December ’13 tour of Europe, my tune “Do A Little Dance”, live in Köln, Germany:
It was always fun getting Mike Brecker to laugh. Nobody could make him laugh like Randy; we didn’t see them go off all that often, but when they hit it they both got almost paralyzed laughing... Read more
Sitting in Newark Airport for 7 hours waiting for a standby flight home, damned tired but buzzing in the best way over the last 2 weeks. Ended the tour last night in Prague at one of my favorite jazz... Read more
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