Projects and Activities Winter 2018

The main musical news for me these days is the recent release of “Tone Twister”, my first recording in over 10 years, on Brian Lynch’s Hollistic Musicworks label. Tone Twister, which you can stream and download at , features the magic chemistry of Brian’s trumpet and Ralph Moore’s tenor, with the deep groovin energy of Gerald Cannon and Pete Van Nostrand on bass and drums. You can read more about Tone Twister in the extended liner notes which are pasted in just below. These notes…
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Projects and Activities Summer 2016

  The main musical news for me these days is the anticipated release of my first recording in almost 10 years, “Tone Twister”, on Brian Lynch’s Hollistic Musicworks label. Tone Twister, which is currently in post-production, will feature the magic chemistry of Brian’s trumpet and Ralph Moore’s tenor, with the deep groovin energy of Gerald Cannon and Pete Van Nostrand on bass and drums. Gerald and I will be playing a sneak preview of some music from Tone Twister on June 29th at New York’s…
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Projects and Activities Summer 2015

After a busy spring focused on helping students learn Calculus, summer 2015 found me returning to the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (MPIM) in Bonn, Germany for another research visit. Besides proving theorems and otherwise exploring the mathematical landscape, this visit also included playing duets with talented teenage clarinetist Nikita Manin (on his way to the Stanford Jazz Workshop), and with cellist and master mathematician Matthias Kreck (in preparation for a special presentation of mathematics and music in New York next fall — details coming…
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Projects and Activities Fall 2014

After a busy spring and summer, I am mostly concentrating on mathematical research: For the rest of 2014 I'll be on Fellowship Leave (Sabbatical) from my professorship at Lehman College. This will give me time to dig deeper into my main research interests involving 3- and 4-dimensional topology. Mathematical research both stimulates and complements my music, and new compositions have been flowing these days, along with energized practicing and performances, including hitting at New York's musical gem, Smalls Jazz Club (http://(www.smallsjazzclub.com/indexnew.cfm) with the Tad Shull…
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