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NEWS ARCHIVE

This section contains the final 5 years of news items I wrote for this site, until it went on hiatus in May 2017.

The Angel Is Back

Angela Bofill returns in June with her biggest compilation album to date. I Try:The Anthology 1978 - 1993 will be released June 16, available as a 2-CD set as well as digital formats on the Soul Music label. Fortunately for…

James Jamerson Isolated Tracks, Ten Years Later

I never intended to have a website. I had nothing to sell and no real interest in self promotion.

In 2004 I played an event at the White House for the Bush family, and was able to get a few…

Full Circle

My first foray into music journalism was way back in college. I was attending Hofstra University and figured I'd take a shot at writing for the school's newspaper, the Hofstra Chronicle. It was a cool experience. I got to…

You're Hired

Like everyone else, I watched last night's stunning, shocking, historic election results. I'm not sure what to make of it all, but I think we learned a little bit more about America's values. Time will tell what to make of…

Fifteen Years Ago

A few months ago I was on a rare long break during a gig, and was chatting it up with one of the guys in the band. He had been looking at a website on his cell phone, so I…

Maybe You Don't Have To Change Your Evil Ways After All

Is it 1973 again? Iconic Latin-rockers Santana have just released Santana IV, which reunites original members Carlos Santana, Greg Rolie, Neil Schon, Michael Shrieve and Michael Carabello. Original bassist Dave Brown passed away in 2000, but longtime Santana…

Chauncey Gardiner For President

There's an old movie that starred Peter Sellers titled Being There. The story is about a simple-minded gardener named Chance (played by Sellers) who spends his entire life living in the townhouse of a wealthy old man, tending the garden…

R.I.P. Maurice White

It's hard to believe how many musical giants we've lost in just the past few months, but yesterday may have been the biggest of them all: Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, who lost his long battle with…

Late Show Bass 2.0

The January 2016 issue of Bass Player includes my feature interview with Michael Thurber, bassist for the house band Jon Batiste & Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Michael's a fascinating guy, really articulate…

Yes In The Press

Big thanks to Yes for adding links on their official site and Facebook page to my Chris Squire cover story in this month's Bass Player, now online at BassPlayer.com: Chris Squire: A Wonderous Journey.

Thanks as well to…

For Your Consideration

To our voting friends in the Recording Academy, for your Grammy consideration in this year's 58th Awards:

BEST ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS:

"The Secret Life Of Plants" Camille with Will Lee / arranged by Mitchel Forman and Rick Suchow

ALBUM…