February 26, 2012
Strong lean toward jazz (funk, smooth Latin) but I like a variety of music. Currently playing piano with Virginia Lopez' "Melao De Cuba" (Salsa) and loving it.
Impossible question...but...Herbie Hancock, Joe Sample, Santana, Grover W., McCoy Tyner, Chucho Valdes, Brand New Heavies, EWF, Motown, George Benson, Mongo S., Rebecca Mauleon, Steely Dan, Ray Obiedo, the whole CTI stable from back in the day, Louis Jordan, Marcus Miller, Don Pullen Lots more.
Not around innocent people.
Piano and congas/percussion.
Off and on for many years but very casually. Hoping to bring some heightened focus on music in the coming years (if the universe cooperates.)
Hoping to become a better musician on piano & percussion, maybe learn a little bass (love the funk.) Would like to become a reliable, enjoyable, accompanist and a better improviser on both piano and percussion.