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My Articles page contains a few selected reprints of my published work. To date I've written nearly 100 magazine articles.

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recent song release:

New single 2021: "Who's Holding You Now" by Monet

My song "Who's Holding You Now" by recording artist Monet reaches #1 on CPR's Freestyle Countdown, known as the "#1 Freestyle Show in all of Freestyle" and hosted by Jose Ortiz. Check out Jose's show CPR Clubhouse on Rhythm 105.9 FM (California), 90.7 FM WTCC, and his own podcast on Apple Music.

The new "Who's Holding You Now" by is an updated version of the original  that I wrote for Monet years back, and produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa for Ligosa Records.

Coming soon: my YouTube mini-doc of the real story behind this song, including my original home demo and all that came after.

Listen to the countdown to number one as Jose Ortiz plays "Who's Holding You Now".

 


coming soon:

P e a c e   a n d   L o v e

 

"I saw a tiny man on TV yesterday / The President of Paranoia / He got up on a great big podium to say / Here’s what we can do to ya / We’re gonna go nuclear" 

The Octopus’s debut album Garden In The Shade is coming soon… I wrote the first single “Peace and Love”, as well as most of the album. Get ready for the British re-invasion!

Check out the lyric video for "Peace and Love" on YouTube, out now.
 


recent production release:

New album 2020: Sol Vibrations: Latin Dance Movements

"As" featuring Camille / Produced by Rick Suchow & Tommy Uzzo for Modern Jazz Dance Classics / Staubgold Records (compiled by Jeff The Fish)

"Bring on the sunshine with these brand new flavors from Catalonia, France, Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay, Japan, the UK and US... Includes Camille's great version of Stevie Wonder's "As'', Alex Wilson's version of Chaka Khan's "Aint Nobody" as well as the Catalan hit of the summer "La Rumba Me Va" by Antoine Tato Garcia!" - Sounds Of The Universe

You can listen to the entire album here: Sol Vibrations: Latin Dance Movements on YouTube

 


recent song release:

New single 2019: "Heartbeat Away" by Santana Twins feat. Shawn Davis

"What do you expect when you have a song written by veteran songwriters Larry Lange and Rick Suchow, produced by the Santana Twins, and sung by the sensational vocalist Shawn Davis? You get a modern day Freestyle banger... 'Heartbeat Away' is nothing short of an instant classic!!!"  - Traxsource

Check out my song "Heartbeat Away", written with Larry Lange, recorded and released by Santana Twins featuring Shawn Davis for Cutting Records.

"Heartbeat Away" reached #15 on Amazon's Top 20 Dance chart. You can watch the lyric video here: "Heartbeat Away" on YouTube

 


recent song release:


New album 2018: "Hop Out" (remix) feat. Curren$y (GDF Records)

From the LNDN DRGS album Aktive Deluxe, I'm co-writer on two tracks, “Hop Out" and “Hop Out (Remix)" feat. Curren$y. Check out their great "Hop Out" remix video, which recently topped a half million views on YouTube.

"When funk isn’t faked, it’s eternal, and this “Hop Out” remix is the sort of timeless track that will soundtrack sunny California kickbacks for decades to come." - Hypebeast

You can listen to the entire album here: Aktive Deluxe on YouTube

 

 


recent compilation releases:

few songs I wrote when I was first starting out have been getting re-released on various compilation albums for years. Check out these recent 6 albums from Warner Music Group's new reissue series... I'm proud to have contributed songs to all of them.

 

2021 release: American Dance Hits 80s featuring Chaka Khan, Karyn White, Debbie Gibson and others.

2021 release: THIS Is The 80s featuring Yes, Grateful Dead, Duran Duran, Elvis Costello, Randy Travis and others.

2020 release: Tonight I'm Yours: Sexy 70's Pop featuring James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Foreigner and others.

2019 release: Post Disco featuring KC & The Sunshine Band, Bette Midler, Marcus Miller, Narada Michael Walden and others.

2018 release: Street Hits 80's featuring Chaka Khan, Chic, George Benson, Teddy Pendergrass, Sister Sledge and others.

2018 release: 80's Grooves Gems featuring The Time, Chaka Khan, Larry Graham, Karyn White, George Benson and others.

 

... and this recent greatest hits anthology on Soulmusic Records:

2017 release:  Angela Bofill - I Try: The Anthology 1978 - 1993

"What makes this anthology one that might pique the interest of Bofill fans is the presence of album cuts that didn’t become hits but are loved by Bofill fans, as well as songs that were recorded during the singer’s creative peak. Recommended!" - Howard Dukes, SoulTracks.com

 


selected articles:

Here are a few links to articles I've written...

 

"I didn't know anything about Joni Mitchell; I hadn't even heard her music." - bassist Jaco Pastorius

My in-depth piece explores Jaco and Joni's unique musical relationship, and includes a special contribution from drummer Peter Erskine, who shares his thoughts on playing on the Mingus album.

Read my article on Joni's official site here: JoniMitchell.com

 

Chris Squire A Wonderous Journey

"Most bass players were just playing the roots. With Chris it was like he jumped over the fence and saw it from the other side."  - Yes guitarist Steve Howe

I wrote a 2015 cover feature on Yes bassist Chris Squire for Bass Player Magazine shortly after his untimely death. It was drawn from my conversations with Yes members Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Alan White, and my own 2013 interview with Chris. Bass luthier Michael Tobias, who worked on Chris' gear, helped me out with some of Squire's gear details.

Read my Bass Player article here: Chris Squire: A Wonderous Journey

 

Larry Graham The Godfather Of Funk Bass"You've got to keep yourself healthy. Spiritually, physically, and in every aspect of life actually, keep your mind clean." - bassist Larry Graham

Although I'd worked in the studio with Larry on his solo album Fired Up years earlier, I didn't have a chance to ask him about his storied career. In 2010 I made up for it and tracked him down for this interview. I also asked Marcus Miller if he'd like to contribute his thoughts about Larry to my article, and he gladly obliged.

Read it on the Bass Musician Magazine site here: Larry Graham: The Godfather Of Funk Bass

 

Aerosmith Tom Hamilton by Rick Suchow

"Everybody comes into an album with a bunch of riffs, or even demos of fully written songs, and everybody wants to hear their ideas coming out of those two little pieces of skin in Steven's throat." - Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton

When Aerosmith got together for their last studio album, I called Tom to get the lowdown on the low down. It was a great conversation.

Read my cover story here: Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton: Time Traveler

Bass Player The 100 Greatest Bass Players

 

Bass Player Magazine's 100 Greatest Bass Players

In 2017 I joined a dozen of my fellow BP writers past and present for this ambitious project, and after a few weeks of back-and-forth discussions and debates we came up with the definitive list of the 100 best of all time.

Read the article reprint on the Guitar World website here: The 100 Best Bass Players Of All Time

 

"Bill is one of the people in my heart all the time when I play." - bassist Eddie Gomez

Years back when Chick Corea announced that he'd be playing a two week tribute to Bill Evans at the Blue Note in NYC with Evans' old trio mates Eddie Gomez and drummer Paul Motian, I reached out to Eddie for a cover story for Bass Musician Magazine. We talked about Bill, Chick and a whole lot more.

Read my article here: Eddie Gomez: Modern Master Of Bass

 


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photos:

The 70’s: Outdoor gig, Eisenhower Park, Long Island
The 80’s: TV show "Songwriter Series"
The 90’s: Club gig, Amityville, Long Island
The 00’s: White House event, Bush family Christmas party
The 10’s: Club gig, The Bitter End NYC



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