I've been honored with another huge landmark in my career with my 2nd Modern Drummer cover feature. It's been 10 years since the 1st one and a lot has happened since. Thanks to Michael Parillo, Adam Budofsky and the whole MD staff for this great honor!
It’s a huge honor to be featured on the cover of Downbeat Magazine. This is a huge landmark in my career as a composer and musician and it's a huge honor to be in the company of all the jazz giants that have graced the cover of this historic magazine that has been around since the 30's. Thank you Ken Micallef for the great interview and article!
My new album, The Meridian Suite is my most ambitious project to date. It's a 56 minute continuous composition that features my band Migration and it explores the concept of Meridians: imaginary lines that flow through the earth, celestial sphere and our bodies.
In this piece I try to to portray how these lines exist and live all around us even though they can’t really be seen or touched. I wanted to create imaginary lines in which motifs, emotions, ideas and melodies flow, meet and intertwine. The way Meridians do.
Special thanks to my dear and talented friend, pianist/composer Dario Boente for the making of this video.
I’m very proud that Birdman won 4 Oscars including Best Feature Film and Best Director. It’s been a real honor to be part of that amazing project by composing and performing the original soundtrack. Congratulations to the great Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu for these well deserved awards!!
I recently participated in an upcoming film about Miles Davis directed, produced and performed by the great Don Cheadle. I was honored to be part of an all star band which includes Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding and Gary Clarke Jr. that will be featured on the film.