eclectic and experimental guitar, voice and objects
existent since 1976. began playing guitar circa 1984. enjoys playing many styles (jazz, blues, funk, punk, noise, progressive rock). often gravitates to abstrakt/intensely expressive/weird and or space musick. currently central FL of the u.s.a.-based improviser/composer/songwriter. primarily utilizes guitar + voice, electronics, cassette tape (self-samples and field recordings), percussion and found objects.
enjoys collaborative efforts as well as solo performance and highly prefers creative musickal direction(s).
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because...it allows for freedom of expression and an array of possibilities.
I was first exposed to jazz...after discovering improvisational rock groups such as The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band and Phish.
The best show I ever attended was...Roscoe Mitchell Quartet.
The first jazz record I bought was...Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis.
My advice to new listeners...keep an open mind. Emphasize creativity, not rules.
- Ornette Coleman- The Shape Of Jazz To Come
- Miles Davis- Bitches Brew
- The Flying Luttenbachers- The Void
- Evan Parker- The Topography Of The Lungs
- Alfredo Gutierrez/Aurita Castillo - Festival Con Aurita