Keeping Score on the Scoring Stage

Six months ago, I settled in to watch some playoffs, of the non-musical kind, when I got a surprising message from a friend, a fellow keyboard player who was himself off on tour. He said he had recommended me to…

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Madness to our Methodists

Last night we did our little show at the Northridge United Methodist Church’s Jazz Vespers. A lot of friends from now and then showed up, and a wonderful time was shared by all. Since it's been a while since we…

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How we Took Down the Wall

Yesterday, we did some rehearsing for our performance tonight, and I inexplicably thought back thirty years.

On October 30, 1989, we played at the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin, Germany. During our stay in Berlin, a lot of us piled into a…

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An actual gig? Yes, it's true!

Two weeks from tonight, Let's see, that would be...November 10 at 6 p.m., we’ll be doing a kind of a performance, a jazz vespers, at the Northridge United Methodist Church at 9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, CA . 

What is…

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Davi Det Lives

Here’s a photo of Davi Det at MOMA’s PS1 in downtown New York. It’s not his first appearance at MOMA, but definitely his most recent. 

Davi Det, as my friends mostly know, was a Fluxus artist who died in 1996…

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My Gig With Diahann Carroll

The passing today of Diahann Carroll brought back some memories for me, and I thought I’d share a couple. 

I played for Diahann when she did appearances on the Tonight Show from time to time, back in the Johnny Carson…

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Davi Det has his Day

My most recent album, The Davi Det Songs, has been submitted for the Grammy awards this year in the classical category. 

That begs for an explanation: submitted just means that it’s on a very long list of albums that are…

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Intensive Labor Day

Labor Day 2007, only 12 years ago, we were back home again in Indiana for my brother’s funeral. (Joe was the talented one, who was a legislator and a prosecutor and a judge and an author of dozens of books…

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A Swiftian Moment

On October of 2014, we did a short promotional trip to New York and London, making some TV appearances to promote an upcoming tour set to take place the following year. 

On October 3rd, we flew to London to do…

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The Musician's Day

The Musician's Day 

Guest columnist: Erik Satie 

(editor’s note: Yes, THAT Erik Satie. He was not only a pretty fair composer of cute little tunes, he was also an author of wonderfully witty articles—including this one, which seems to be

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Memories of Old Glory

I have a lot of July 4th memories from my 40 years of touring with Neil Diamond. There was 1976, when I was still a new guy on the band, when we played for the grand opening of the Aladdin…

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Size is or isn't everything

This photograph shows our audience at a show we did at Glastonbury in 2008. I'm stating that for the record before D. Trump claims it to be the crowd at one of his rallies. These people are lively and happy…

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