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
become more finely-attuned to the art of improvisation all the time
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 and fascination the
greatest of all
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it is, at its root, 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