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Thanks for stopping by! I'm a bassist and writer in NYC. Feel free to come in and look around...

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quote of the week:

"My first electric bass was a Hagstrom. It seemed like plastic, or fiberglass, and the back was like Naugahyde. And to make that bass even weirder, the guy that I bought it from was some dope fiend, you know, and he had put wallpaper on it. It was nuts." - Benny Rietveld

Read my interview with Santana's Benny Rietveld for Bass Musician Magazine


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Jaco At 60: His Legacy Lives On

My article from 2011 explores the 4-year musical relationship of Joni Mitchell and Jaco Pastorius.

Read my full article, and see the accompanying movie trailer, at Joni's Official Site:


just released:


Camille  I Sing Stevie: The Stevie Wonder Songbook

Released October 2014! Featuring Will Lee • Mitchel Forman • Bobby Franceschini • Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez • Marc Quiñones and many others.

Produced by Rick Suchow and Tommy Uzzo

See details at   /  Watch the 60-second YouTube trailer

Buy the CD or download here

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