I love the fact that we can share what we know and pass it on to others so that they may also express art through their own voices. My playing was definitely shaped by a few teachers that made me see things in a different way.

Charles Banacos (a legendary teacher from Boston) taught me a lot in three years.... it took me a while to absorb all the information that I had learned. During my years at Berklee I also had some great teachers that greatly influenced me. With time, the practical experience along with the application of what I had learned became a tool for my artistic expression.

An important part of the process of learning music comes from observing and analyzing what other artists have done .There are so many avenues in music for us to learn and draw ideas from… Here’s a list of some important CDs for you to listen to.
Jazz Piano

Bill Evans
Intuition ( Fantasy 9475 ) with Eddie Gomez
Conversations with myself –  Verve 821984
Affinity ( with Toots Thilemans )


Herbie Hancock
Speak like a child – Blue Note 84279
with Miles Davis in : Four and More , Columbia 9253
with Milton Nascimento : Native Dancer


Chick Corea
Light as a Feather  with Airto and Stanley Clarke
Now he sings, now he sobs , Blue Note 90055

Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett” Kohln Concert , 
Standards Vol 1, ECM 81966

McCoy Tyner
McCoy Tyner  : with John Coltrane : Ballads

Brazilian Styles
Djavan
Gilberto Gil
Cesar Camargo Mariano
João Bosco
   
Arborway ( Free ) Arpeggio over I VIm7 IVMaj7 V7sus4
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This is a song I wrote and it was one of the legendary Chet Baker's favorite songs. He recorded it in three different CD projects.


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Exercise to be transposed to all keys.