Pop, Rock and Jazz

I was born into a musical family and have played guitar since I was 13 years old. Some of my primary musical influences are The Beatles, Queen, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Motown, the Girl Groups of the 1960's, Frank Zappa, Missing Persons, Yes, Blondie, Supertramp, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Parker.

I am a huge fan of The Beatles. Like Cole Porter and Rogers & Hart, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were masters of the 2-3 minute composition.

Below are some of my favorite live performances and recordings:

1948 - Charlie Parker/Miles Davis - Live Royal Roost

1956 - Ella Fitzgerald/Cole Porter - It's De-Lovely

1956 - Ella Fitzgerald/Rogers/Hart - Manhattan

1956 - Ella Fitzgerald/Rogers/Hart - To Keep My Love Alive

1958 - Miles Davis - On Green Dolphin Street

1958 - Miles Davis - So What - Live NY

1958 - Miles Davis - Stella by Starlight

1958 - Miles Davis/Bill Evans - My Funny Valentine

1959 - Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches

1964 - Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart

1964 - The Beatles- Live NME

1965 - Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

1965 - The Beatles - Live Blackpool

1965 - The Ronettes - Be My Baby

1965 - Wes Montgomery - Full House

1966 - The Beatles - Live Circus Krone

1967 - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell -Your Precious Love

1968 - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing

1968 - The Who - A Quick One - Live RnR Circus

1971 - Yes - Starship Trooper

1974 - Aerosmith - Train Kept A Rollin' - Live Midnight Special

1974 - Rufus - Tell Me Something Good - Live Midnight Special

1974 -Queen - Killer Queen

1975 - Frank Zappa - Inca Roads

1975 -Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

1976 - Blondie - In The Flesh

1976 - Blondie - X Offender

1978 - Blondie - Live Musikladen

1978 - The Cars - Live France

1979 - Blondie - Live Apollo

1981 - The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

1982 - The Producers - She Sheila - Live MTV

1982 - The Producers - What's He Got - Live MTV

1983 - Missing Persons - Live US Festival

1996 - Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy

2002 - Sheryl Crow - Soak Up The Sun

2011 - Lake Street Dive - You Go Down Smooth

2014 - Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits

Miles Davis Recording Kind of Blue Piano 1959
Miles Davis Recording Kind of Blue Piano 1959 by Don Hunstein