Thanks to Dave Kelbie, lejazzetal, for his tireless work in advocating for and promoting the music and culture of the world of Romany. Dave Kelbie also introduced me to the music of Tcha Limberger and I have not stopped flying since then.
Finallyand most importantlythanks to Tcha Limberger, for opening your extraordinary life and music to my questioning heart and for everything you shared so generously.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.