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They Heard You

My latest CD Love received a raving review this week. It was so rewarding to read that AllAboutJazz.com Senior Editor, Chris Slawecki, could decipher the amount of hard work that went into the 13-track, jazz/R&B project. Producing, musicianship, and more is mentioned. This is what recording artists and record labels hope for. Check out the review here. Thank you, AAJ.
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Jazzy Funky Fred

This summer, jazz bassist, Michael Bowie, ingeniously offered donors to his band’s — Sine Qua Non — upcoming CD, attendance to their recording session featuring iconic trombonist, Fred Wesley. With my Music Director, Lincoln Ross, being a trombonist and huge fan of Wesley, I went for Bowie’s offer. But quite honestly, my craziness for Parliament Funkadelic may have had something to do with the
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Assistant Professor of Music Technology!

When Dr. William E. Smith sent me a LinkedIn connection request, I couldn’t wait to reply in hopes of an opportunity to chat with him about his work as Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Bowie State University, in Bowie, Maryland.  After a little Googling, I realized that he is the saxophonist from The W.E.S. Group, an established, jazz band in the Washington, D.C. area. I enjoyed interviewing Will and hearin
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Analog vs. Digital Continues on Film | The Distortion of Sound

The analog vs. digital debate goes back to the roll out of the mp3 file format.  Sundance now brings it to us in an easily digestible way in its film, The Distortion of Sound.  These quotes caught our attention, and we can’t wait to see the film: Music is the most phenomenal thing on the planet.  – Quincy Jones I couldn’t imagine life without it.  – Slash The listener doesn’t know so he doesn’t care
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Jazz Producer Incognito

Today, I am sharing my AllAboutJazz.com article about Sony Hip Hop producer, BuBu the Producer. Yes, I know.  I’m a jazz artist.  And yes, BuBu is a Hip Hop producer. Learn how this can turn out!  Check out Jazz Incognito.  
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Cover Art

I am extremely happy with the artwork that was designed for my two CD covers: The Only Human cover was photographed by journalist, Eva Hambach.  I saw Eva’s work on the cover of one of David Dyson’s CDs and contacted her.  It turned out that she was the wife of jazz saxophonist, Marshall Keys.  I became comfortable almost immediately with Eva during our first meeting and soon sprung my CD cover idea on he
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Cue Recording Studios :: Falls Church, VA :: USA

With a commitment to feature recording studios that have partnered with RP101, it is no wonder that Cue Recording Studios in Falls Church, VA is featured first.  I have recorded the bulk of my tracks at Cue, and they have hosted our RP101 tours. Cue is a Grammy-award-winning recording studio in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  In addition to offering top-notch gear (including a beautiful Yamaha grand piano),
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Introducing Recording Project 101

Talent’s important. But it can only take a musician so far. Creating and recording an album is glamorous and exciting, but it takes a lot more than great sound to make it in the music business. Upfront but behind-the-scenes work – like planning, budgeting and hiring – are as critical to the quality of an album as vocals, yet receive far less coaching. That’s where Recording Project 101® comes in.
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