Warren Shadd, drummer and nephew of Shirley Horn, asked me to perform a few songs for his Christmas FB series. I chose a couple of my original holiday hits, “Give me love at Christmas time”, and “Lonely New Year’s Day”. The first was born of my distaste for Christmas commercialism, and the second is a reflection on a balmy Los Angeles holiday I spent alone. Thanks to the wonderful Nicole Saphos for spending some time with these tunes, and adding lovely harmonies! Happy Holidays!
Great community hang on Capital Hill this past Saturday. Thank you to Herbert Scott, Aaron Myers, and the Capital Hill Jazz Foundation for hosting us. Always a pleasure to play with Tarus Mateen and Terence Arnett.