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Don Ellis’s "Soaring" now on CD!

Finally! My favorite studio album from Don Ellis, Soaring, is now available on CD from Amazon and other fine retailers. From hot charts like “Whiplash” and “Invincible” to beautiful ballads like “Nicole” and “Image of Maria”, this album is the … Continue reading

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October / November Performances

     It’s been a while since posting because things have been very busy with both MusicXML work and performances. I can’t write about the MusicXML work at this point, but the performances went great. Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights got … Continue reading

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Cabrillo Festival 2008 – Riffs and Refrains

Cabrillo came up with another winner in last night’s concert, featuring works by Matthew Cmiel, Mark Anthony Turnage, John Corigliano, and John Adams. I was particularly taken with the Turnage and Adams works. Turnage’s concerto Riffs and Refrains featured spectacular … Continue reading

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Cabrillo Festival 2008 – Triple Play

Saturday’s Cabrillo concert was another winner. It opened with a beautiful piece by Dorothy Chang, moved on to an intriguing work by Mason Bates, and concluded with a spectacular percussion concerto by John Corigliano with Evelyn Glennie as soloist. I … Continue reading

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Cabrillo Festival 2008 – First Night

August in Silicon Valley means that it’s time for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music over the hill in Santa Cruz. This is an amazing two-week festival of contemporary orchestral music. Since 1992, the brilliant Marin Alsop has been the … Continue reading

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Suggestions for Converting LPs to CDs Using Adobe Audition or Cool Edit Pro

Originally posted on rec.music.bluenote in September 2000, these suggestions originally intended for Cool Edit Pro still work with Adobe Audition 3. Continue reading

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