Early Years

I was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1957. My first experiences in music were piano lessons from my grandmother Beatrice, and from my mother, who constantly played. My mother was never formal about her playing, as she improvised extremely well…

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Windows

In early 1983, my collaborator Ed Cohen and I were searching for a new direction. Ed had never lost his love for progressive music, though his interest had been taken to a new level by the influence of Progressive Jazz (or Fusion, as it is called in many circles). Unexpectedly, as a birthday gift…

 

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Productions

In March of 1986 one of the most challenging and satisfying phases of my music career happened next. When the Wave format radio stations first debuted….

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Colour Club

The initial group of songs I had finished with Les Pierce, which included the track “Chicago,” were circulating around our circle of musicians when I got a call one day from Lucile Hunt of Whitelight Production…

 

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Transition

In 1999 Sjaak De Bruijn approached me once again. He had landed a new job as the head of A&R for Gold Circle Entertainment in Europe. They were putting together a record label and he graciously thought of me. He asked what I was up to and when I explained…

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Today

I have been happily married to my loving wife Sharon for many years now with three daughters, Jessica, Julia and Jacquelyn who we adore.  Some of you who are parents know that you have a small window …

 

 

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