new album 20 Jan 2021


with Dino Massa


“The best use of the flutes is on “Notos”, where they are gorgeous in ensemble with the two flugelhorns. I like the rhythmic tension and release to a straight 4/4 here as well. (I just love having the unique sound of the flutes everywhere here. They are totally in sync with the colors of Massa’s music, and are a major element of the music’s success.)”
~ Roger Atkinson, Jazz Ambassador Magazine

“It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream
jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.”
~ Bill Brownlee, KCUR

“…rich water colors of sound. Like listening to Monet.”
~ George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

“This is top quality jazz …highly recommended for
both traditional and modern jazz fans.”
~ Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility

“…Easy going jazz that isn’t easy listening, straight ahead
ears will dig the proceedings. Well done throughout.”
~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record

with Christopher Burnett


“There’s a remarkable lyrical ease and harmonic savvy in the compositions that make up Firebird, not least of all on the title track with its layered flutes and Latin-tinged rhythmic feel. Burnett’s legato eloquence and depth of expression on the slow 4/4 “Ballad for An Optimist” is another highlight. His choice of the inspired, metrically shifting “A Risk I Take,” by French horn virtuoso and colleague Mark Taylor, tells us much about his refined taste and interpretive abilities. Behind the success of these performances is of course the band itself … ” ~ David R. Adler, New York

with Army Bands

This medley is from a live recording of a German Partnership Concert in 1977

Even before the U.S. Army was created in 1775, musicians were an integral part of the military. From the signal corps drummers in the Revolutionary War, to the full jazz bands of WWII, music has been a critical part of the Army’s success. Whether it’s a ceremonial performance or a concert to boost the morale of Soldiers, U.S. Army Bands members have the opportunity to serve their country while making music. Throughout the country and the world, Army bands continue to play a vital role in the Army, whether providing musical support for deployed troops, entertaining civilians around the world, or serving as musical ambassadors of the Army. ~