Past Projects + Discography

HourGlass (founding member, 2001)        
World music with medieval, Mediterranean, & Brazilian roots.   
       + What Do You See? (HourGlass, 2003)       

Hourglass

 

Le Bon Vent (founding member, 2004 - present)       
New music born from the Southern French tradition  
   Recording    
       + Goodnight Marc Chagall (2006)    

Lebonvent


BalMUS (founding member, 2001-2007)            
“New World” music inspired by Balkan traditions         

Groupphoto


Les Miserables (member, 1981-1994)             
Brass band music from around the world   
Recordings with Taki Masuko        
   + Ompha (Global Village, 1985)             
   + Manic Tradition (Northeastern Records, 1990)             
   + Pinocchio (Rabbit Ears, 1994)             

  Video: with David Byrne, Knee Plays “In The Future”           

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. . .beautiful, eccentric, between Monk and Scriabin”

— JazzUSA.com

 

 

this superb quintet of singers and instrumentalists filters old music through modern sensibilities, bringing fresh enchantment to everything they touch. ”

— Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

     with Aine Minogue         
           Celtic roots music
          Recording with Taki Masuko        
                + Circle of the Sun (BMG/RCA, 1988)        

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exotic rhythms behind her whispery soprano...most attractive.”

— Denver Post

Sabana Blanca (founding member, 1996 - 2000)     
Improvisations and music for silent films   
    + Live retrospective release in progress, (TBA)         

with Johannes Ammon and Norbert Gabla         
Improvisational musical journey inspired by the paintings of Gregor Hiltner         
     + Motivos (2003)  

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    with Claire Ritter
         Thirdstream pianist + composer

       Recordings with Taki Masuko:
            + In Between (Zoning, 1988) 
            + Ain’t Life a Circus (Zoning, 1991) 
            + At One (Zoning, 1984) 
            + True (Zoning, 1998) 
            + Castles in the Air (Zoning, 2001) 
            + A Stream of Pearls (Zoning, 2011) 

 

 

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra (1985-2008)         
New compositions for Big Band         
Recordings with Taki Masuko
   + Dreamland (Cadence Jazz Records, 1992)          
   + In, Thru and Out (Cadence Jazz Records, 2001)          
   + Death of Simone Well (Cadence Jazz Records, 2003)