It's funny how one kind gesture can evolve into something with a life all it's own. As a Christmas gift, I was given some time in a recording studio. Even though I've always longed to be a jazz pianist, when I improvise, the music that comes through me is more along the lines of George Winston. Since I'd never considered recording before, the decision to go ahead and give it a try was one of those things that one could say was "on a whim." I had just spent a long weekend with friends on the Jersey Shore and hadn't touched a piano for about a week. I decided not to worry about perfection, but to just allow the music to come as it always does - in the mysterious way most art flows - from that fertile space between mind and spirit. It is when I play in a free-flowing, improvisational way that I literally slip away from the mundane and into a place of peace. When I shared the finished product with several friends, it was that sense of peace that seemed to be experienced by everyone who listened. I was strongly encouraged to turn the CD into something that could be packaged and distributed. While I hold a degree from Berklee College of Music, it is not "chops" that you will hear in my music but more the synthesis of a life that has been deeply interwoven with a spiritual path, a great love of life and gratitude for the opportunity to both feel and express that which transcends language through music.
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