Rollin and Tumbling

We’re two shows into a European tour with People, Places & Things. While I’m writing this we’re on our way to Cologne, and yes they have free wifi on the train (U.S. please take a lesson on rail travel). Anyway…
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New Music

I spent most of last week in the studio working on two new releases [if there’s anyone out there who I haven’t responded to in the last month it’s because I was trying to get ready for these recordings…sorry]

A Conversation with Julian Priester

  Back in August of 2008 I was fortunate enough to be commissioned to expand People, Places & Things to an octet. The concept was to feature three prominent musicians of Chicago in the 1950’s and create new music in…

Knocked out!


I just returned from a Loose Assembly 10 day tour in mostly Poland (we had 1 show in Munich). The tour went extremely well, the band seems to get better and better, especially since we don't rehearse anymore - don't…
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Dropping a Beat

In the November issue of DownBeat, you can see a feature that I wrote for their "Master Class" column. When I was first asked to contribute to the magazine I didn’t feel very confident about sharing any ideas on drumming…