DC writes regularly about rock and roll, jazz and blues, composing reviews of CD's, DVD's, live performances, books and films, as well as conducting interviews.
My passion for rock & roll, jazz and the blues---the epitome of which is
music of The
Allman Brothers Band--grows by leaps and bounds with each
successive year even as
become increasingly more finely-attuned to the art of improvisation. That, in turn,
constantly rediscover what moved me to love hearing and watching musicians
play in the
I became interested in writing the same time I became interested
Beatles. When I was in high school, I went to my first concert: the
Festival. I've never lost my interest in writing or music since...in fact
grown. I have always been able to find an outlet for my writing, just as
to discover new bands who've reignited my love of and fascination for music, the
greatest of all the
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because at its root, it is all about possibility.
I was first exposed to jazz by my parents speaking in awed tones about Miles Davis.
I met Phil Lesh, Charlie Hunter, Oteil Burbridge, Page McConnell, Mike Gordon, Trey Anastasio, David Hidalgo.
The best show I ever attended was, bar none, The Who at Tanglewood, Lenox MA, (July 7 1970)
The first jazz record I bought was In A Silent Way by Miles Davis.
My advice to new listeners... take chances and be ready for surprise!
- The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East Deluxe Edition
- Miles Davis - The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
- The Who - Live at Leeds Deluxe Edition
- Grateful Dead - Live at Fillmore West 1969