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I’d like to share my new trio album with you!

Segment was recorded at WDR Studios in the Spring of 2020. The trio album features my closest musical associates, Billy Test and Hans Dekker. In a year full of ups and downs with many surprises, heartaches and joy, this album captures my current musical personality and state of mind—optimistic, determined, hopeful and swinging. Enjoy!

You can listen to Segment digitally on your favorite streaming service. Want to feel the CD in your hands, plus receive all of the digital bonus tracks? The Segment CD is available exclusively via Bandcamp!

Segment — Volume One Please have a listen here on your favorite streaming service.

Visit highresaudio.com for audiophile sound, or iTunes for the Apple Digital Masters mix.

Segment — Volume Two — Have a listen on your favorite streaming service.

Segment — Volume Three features a couple of my compositions, plus great tunes from Mulgrew Miller and Hampton Hawes. Check it out on your favorite streaming service.


Thanks for listening. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, and let’s look forward to a beautifully swinging 2021!


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My solo version of the beautiful ballad, “Stardust” — with a big tip of my hat to Oscar Pettiford.


Here’s a recent video from the WDR Big Band — a bass feature entitled “Sergio”!


Peter Leitch is a brilliant jazz guitarist. Here’s a video from a concert we did way back in ’92.


Check out John’s recent article from BassMagazine.com — an étude based on the harmony of the standard “All the Things You Are.”