Some think of Broadway as the artery of New York, but
for me it’s the BQE, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Coming in from JFK, up onto the Kosciusko Bridge, you
get a view of Manhattan, top to bottom, in all it’s glory,
and I know that I’ve made it home again, one more time.
- King Street
Not ready to go home just yet? Stop by Le Pescadou,
on the corner or King Street & 6th Avenue. Take a seat by
the window and watch the city pass by.
- Jesse at 10
This is an update of the song “Jesse” that first
appeared on Leni Stern’s “Black Guitar” album.
It was recorded in those first few weeks
following the birth of my son.
- Mia Bella
There is magic in my daughter’s soul.
- The View From Brooklyn Bridge
Inspired by black and white super 8 footage that I shot
walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
For my brother, Michael. Speaking of Michael, Mike Ruff
plays beautifully inspired piano on this track. If you’ve
never experienced one of his live shows, then you are
missing something very powerful.
- Rainy Night In Red Hook
Driving home late, in the rain, from a show in New
England, we passed by this Brooklyn neighborhood
to take our sax player home. It’s a gem. A tucked away
corner of New York.
- Cathedral Parkway
“all across Cathedral Parkway the wind sweeps clean
the night, and in my dreams the wolves are hungry and
waiting for the weak to fall behind.”
- Last Week Of August
The end of summer, driving through the golden fields
on our way back to the city, this mood came over me.
Inspired by Bill Evan’s “Peace, Piece.” I asked
Michael Ruff to play accordion on this, but the tuning
was too far out, so he played it without playing any
notes. Music is everywhere, in the most unlikely places.