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Jul 8, 2011
Feb 4, 2011
Cape Town: Birds and Flowers at Kirstenbosch
Sep 26, 2010
Cape Town: Langa Township
Sep 25, 2010
Cape Town: Cape of Good Hope and Peninsula
Cape Town: Fine Food and People
Cape Town: Music
Cape Town: Table Mountain
Cape Town: Neighborhood
Cape Town: World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary
Sep 24, 2010
Undead Jazz Festival
Two day festival held on June 12 and 13 at 3 Greenwich Village clubs and featuring some 35 acts.
Jun 12, 2010
Matt Wilson Quartet plus Strings
Live at the Iridium. Andrew D'Angelo was a guest performer and there was a guest vocalist on one song (name escapes me)
May 20, 2010
Jimmy Cobb Live at Smoke
Featuring Peter Bernstein on guitar, Richard Wyands on piano and John Webber on the bass.
May 12, 2010
Warblers and other Creatures of Spring
These pictures were taken during the migration season in Central Park.
May 9, 2010
Kenny Garrett Band at the Iridium Jazz Club (2010)
Kenny Garrett on alto and soprano sax, Johnny Mercier on keyboard, organ and piano, Nathan Webb on on drums and Khona Khasu on bass guitar
May 3, 2010
Waiting for the Warblers
Very few Warblers in Central Parl today, but the usual cast of characters were in stellar form.
Apr 20, 2010
Dave Holland Quintet Live at Birdland
Dave Holland Quintet featuring Chris Potter (tenor and alto sax), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Steve Nelson (vibes) and Nate Smith drums at Birdland on April 22, 2010. The band was on fire!
Apr 19, 2010
April in Central Park
Apr 14, 2010
Tomasz Stanko and Don Byron
Two performances: 1) Tomasz Stanko Quintet at Birdland and 2) Don Byron trio with Jason Moran (piano), Charles Persip (drums) and Donald Byron Sr. sitting in on bass.
Apr 13, 2010
Birds of the Everglades 2010
The first set of photographs were taken in Everglades National Park. The latter 25 or so was taken in Crandon Gardens on Key Biscayne Trail (Miami)
Apr 6, 2010
Adam Rogers at the Iridium jazz Club
Adam Rogers guitar, Chris Potter saxes, Scott Colley bass, Kevin Hays piano, and Clarence Penn drums
Mar 19, 2010
Cooper's Hawk in Central Park
These pictures were taken in the Ramble in Central Park. Most of the pictures are of a young Cooper's Hawk.
Feb 14, 2010
Lyric Chamber Music Society
Dec 9, 2009
Golden Boy: Music of Art Blakey Live at Iridium
A live performance of Blakey's recording of Golden Boy orchestrated by David Weiss at the Iridium Jazz Club
Dec 5, 2009
One forAll Live at Smoke
Eric Alexander on tenor, Jim Rotundi on trumpet and flugelhorn, David Hazeltine on piano, Steve Davis on trombone, Jon Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on Drums. The album also includes photos from the Renand Penant trio including Penant on drums, Chris Haney on bass and Steve Vache on piano.
Nov 21, 2009
Ray Davies Live at Town Hall
Taken from 2 brilliant Performances on November 19 and 20th in NYC Town Hall. The group featured Bill Shanley on guitar, Dick Nolan on bass, Damon Wilson on drums and Ian Gibbons on keyboards and accordion. They were accompanied by the Dessof Choir conducted by David Temple.
Nov 19, 2009
The Tourist (San Francisco)
Although I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years, it was great fun to play tourist in San Francisco.
Nov 14, 2009
Steve Gadd and Friends at Yoshis in San Francisco
featuring Steve Gadd on drums, Joey DeFrancesco on the Hammond B-3 organ and trumpet, Paul Bollenbach on guitar and Ronnie Cuber on baritone sax
Nov 13, 2009
Sedona is one of the most beautiful sites on earth.
Oct 27, 2009
Jessica Jones Quartet Live at the Iridium
Oct 17, 2009
Charles Tolliver Big Band Live at the Iridium Jazz Club
Excellent high energy 16 piece big band.
Melody Gardot Highline Ballroom New York City
Jazz Blues Pop singer Melody Gardot, an amazing talent, put on a fine show at the Highline Ballroom
Oct 15, 2009
Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
Oct 4, 2009
Lisa Parrott Quartet after hours at Dizzys
Fine Performance led by Lisa Parrott and Sean Wayland who both hail from Australia.
Oct 2, 2009
Karrin Allyson Live at Dizzy's
Fine jazz performance by Karrin Allyson, Rod Fleeman on guitar, Lewis Nash on drums and Cameron Brown on bass
Fort Tryon Park Flowers and Bees
These pictures were taken in Fort Tryon Park which is in Northern Manhattan. The park is a peaceful, attractive and generally under-appreciated resource in New York City. It is home to a rather attractive garden which served as the source for most of these pictures.
Sep 20, 2009
Overtone Quartet with Dave Holland
Concert at Birdland featuring Dave Holland on Bass, Chris Potter on saxes, Eric Harland on drums and Jason Moran on piano. The show took place at the Blue Note jazz club in NYC. It's a venue that offers a superior music experience if you have great seats and we did!
Sep 12, 2009
Bill Frisell Trio at City Winery
The trio included Eyvind Kang on electric violin and Rudy Royston on drums. Very good show at a very charming venue-The City Winery.
Sep 9, 2009
Wave Hill garden and Cultural Center
Sep 5, 2009
Roy Haynes at Dizzy's
Fine performance by the Roy Haynes Quartet including Jaleel Shaw on alto sax, Martin Bejerano on piano and David Wong on bass. They performed at Dizzy's Club in New York City.
Aug 22, 2009
Brad Mehldau and company live at Smoke
Brad Mehldau, Eric Alexander, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth live at Smoke. George Coleman sat in for the last tune of the set and was in rare brilliant form. He stole the show.
Aug 16, 2009
Bronx Botanical Gardens
These pictures were taken on a quick trip to Bronx Botanical Gardens. I have to admit that I am more interested in birds, insects and butterflies than plants and flowers. Fortunately there is an abundance of all the above.
Aug 9, 2009
Trio 3 with Geri Allen at Birdland
Trio 3 is Oliver Lake on alto sax and flute, Reggie Workman on bass and Andrew Cyrille on drums. They were joined by pianist Geri Allen for this performance at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City.
Aug 7, 2009
Riverside Hawks 08-01-2009
This is my second set of photos of Hawks that have been residing in Riverside Park in NYC. The young one is almost 3 months old and the mom is only 3 year old or so.
Aug 2, 2009
Smoke Jazz Club
The event was a fundraiser organized by the club to help defray costs from water damage due to a fire in the building. Many interesting folks sat in and jammed. A good time was had by all.
Jul 27, 2009
These Red-Tailed hawks live in Riverside Park in NYC. The main character is a baby 2.5 months old,and features mom, a rat and a mocking bird. The baby hawk is the only one of 3 siblings to survive. I believe the other 2 were hit by cars.
Jul 26, 2009
Eli "Paperboy" Reed and True Love
Live at the Montreal JazzFest.
Jul 21, 2009
Jam Sessions at Upstairs
Jam session at Upstairs jazz club in Montreal. These photos were taken on July 4th and 11th, 2009 during the Montreal Jazz Festival
Jul 11, 2009
Vieux Farka Toure at Montreal Jazz Festival
Excellent concert by the brilliant Malian guitarist.
Jul 9, 2009
Bill Frisell at the Montreal JazzFest
Jul 8, 2009
Kenny Werner Quintet Live at the Montreal JazzFest
Jul 7, 2009
Miles from India at Montreal JazzFest
Jul 4, 2009
Maria Schneider Live at Montreal JazzFest
Jun 30, 2009
Jun 1, 2009
Birds and other creatures May 2009 in Central Park and Inwood Hill Park
May 19, 2009
Birds of Early Spring
Photos of Birds in Central Park taken in late March and early April
Apr 5, 2009
George Coleman At Birdland
Mar 19, 2009
Central Park March 14, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
Oliver Lake and Vijay Iyer Live in NYC
A fine jazz duo performance by alto sax great Oliver Lake and superb young pianist Vijay Iyer. The concert took place at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center (Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre) in New York City on March 6, 2006.
Mar 6, 2009
Red-Tailed Hawks and other Birds
Feb 28, 2009
Birds of British Columbia
These pictures were taken in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC and a few in Victoria, BC.
Feb 22, 2009
Pictures taken in Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 19, 2009
Birds of the Everglades
Feb 13, 2009
Long-Eared Owl in Central Park
This is a most unusual siting. Owls are pretty scarce during daytime and rarely visible in such an open area.
Feb 7, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Pat Martino Live at Birdland, NYC
Excellent set at Birdland featuring Eric Alexander on tenor, Tony Monaco on Hammond B3 organ and Clarence Penn at Birdland in NYC. This was the late set on Saturday, January 18, 2009.
Jan 17, 2009
Winter JazzFest 2009
Jazz Festival in New York City at 3 Venues: Le Poisson Rouge, Kenny's Castaways and Sillivan Hall.
Jan 10, 2009
Ray Davies Live at the Hammerstein
These are photos taken of Ray Davies and Band at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City (December 12, 2008). It was the second to last night of the tour and was an amazing experience.
Dec 12, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Presents I Often Dream of Trains
Nov 23, 2008
Nick Lowe at Zankel Hall
Oct 18, 2008
Dave Holland @ Birdland
Oct 11, 2008
Arizona Nature Scenes
Oct 4, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Sep 18, 2008
Robert Forster at Joe's Pub
Sep 15, 2008
Sep 14, 2008
David Liebman and Ellery Eskelin Live at The Jazz Gallery
Sep 7, 2008
ICP Live in NYC
A concert by the Instant Composers Orchestra in New York City. This is a Dutch band that has been together for almost 40 years. Most of the 10 musicians have played with this ensemble for 20 or more years. They play a unique blend of freely improvised jazz with more traditional forms covering the gamut of styles. Humor is an essential ingredient in the mix. It was a great evening of music.
Birds of Summer 2008
This is a "best of" collection from summer 2008 representing what I think are my best bird and nature photos.
Sep 1, 2008
Green Heron and Other Things
I saw the Green Heron in the Upper Lobe of Central Park. At first, he was perched on a rock and was nearly invisible. It's remarkable how he can seemingly transform his size and shape by extending his neck to various degrees. I was really captivated by this bird.
CP Scenes 08-30-08
Aug 30, 2008
Park Scenes 08-23+24-08
Aug 24, 2008
Trio Da Paz and Friends at Dizzy's
Aug 22, 2008
Nature Scenes August 16-17
Aug 17, 2008
Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys
Aug 14, 2008
Wayne Escoffery and Venerations Live at Smoke
Aug 10, 2008
Summerstage and More
Aug 9, 2008
Birds of CP-08-09-08
Scenes from a Manhattan Boat Tour
Aug 4, 2008
TS Monk Sextet Live at the Iridium
Down by the River
Jul 26, 2008
NYC Nature Scenes July 19-20
Jul 20, 2008
Robyn Hitchcock Live at the Turning Point
Jul 15, 2008
Central Park July12-13
Jul 13, 2008
The Wilds of Montreal
Jul 7, 2008
CP July 6th 2008
Jul 6, 2008
Cassandra Wilson at Montreal Jazz Fest
Jul 5, 2008
McCoy Tyner Trio and Ravi Coltrane at Montreal Jazz Fest
Jul 1, 2008
Travis Sullivan Bjorkestra