Influences & Favorite Recordings

Main Influences

Charlie Parker
John Coltrane
Cannonball Adderley
Michael Brecker
Eric Dolphy
Jackie McLean
Sonny Stitt
Sonny Rollins
Steve Grossman
Bob Mintzer
Kenny Garrett
Grover Washington Jr
David Sanborn

Top Five Tracks

“Just Friends” Bird With Strings
“You Say You Care” John Coltrane
“Just Knock on My Door” Sonny Stitt with Art Blakey
“Billy Boy” Red Garland Trio with Miles Davis
“Blues to You” John Coltrane

Favorites over the Years

The Crusaders-Free As The Wind
Earth, Wind and Fire-Gratitude
James Brown
John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
Grover Washington-Live at the Bijou

Current Listenings

Cannonball Adderly-Cannonball’s Bossa Nova
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson
Louis Jordan
Johnny Hodges
Charlie Parker-Early Recordings on Mosaic

Favorite Solos

Charlie Parker “Warmin’ Up A Riff”
John Coltrane “But Not For You”
Freddie Hubbard “Bluesnik” w/Jackie Mac
Sonny Stitt “The Eternal Triangle” w/Dizzy Gillespie
Michael Brecker “Funky Sea, Funky Dew” Live version
Cannonball Adderley “Stars Fell on Alabama” w/Coltrane LP

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