Over the course of a few beautiful days in August 2008, I visited several places in Manhattan that are special to me. From 7 am until 3:45 am I improvised something in each place that was influenced by whatever was happening at that moment. I meditated with cicadas and played fanfares to unsuspecting tourists. I played along with buses, helicopters, jets, dogs, a street cleaner, and my own echoes. I sang the sun to sleep and made music with and over the Hudson River. I grooved with the cacophony that is Times Square, and ended the experience with an exhausted subway ride. My good friend, engineer, and producer Andy Bove joined me to distill over 6 hours of songs, sounds, and noises into one 74 minute sonic illustration of a summer day in Manhattan. I offer it to you with pleasure. I've been playing the trombone since I was 10 years old, and after matriculating at the Eastman School of Music and The Juilliard School I grew a freelance career in NYC, performing, recording, and teaching in as many genres and places as possible. I have been fortunate to meet hundreds of wonderful musicians in New York, and I continue to learn from them as people and artists.
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