Jazz, Blues

Over the last half century I have had the privilege of playing with many talented artists and musicians. Here are few recordings and sessions.

Parchman Farm Click to play Tradtional blues recordings were on Blues Shadows session 2006 CD featuring the great slack key guitar player Ken Emmerson doing slide and vocal, Dave Russ on bass. What an honor to play with both these guys. They are fabulous musicians.
Mercury Blues Click to play Originally recorded in 1948 by the writer KC Douglas. It was called Mercury Boogie. We recorded this in 2003 with Rory Koz on guitar and vocals, and Marvin Labrie on bass, at Grandpa Records in Santa Cruz California.
Raging River Click to play Originally released by Pablo Cruz. We recorded this in the late 70s in the Fane Studios in Santa Cruz California. It featured Den Gurka on bass and lead vocals, Rory Koz on guitar and vocals, and a very young Johnny Neiman on keyboards.
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling Click to play Another 70s recording from the Fane Studios in Santa Cruz California. It was a very popular song by the Righteous Brothers covered by Denny, Rory, myself on vocals, and Johnny on keyboards.
Afro Blue Click to play Best known by Coltrane's version on the Favorite Things album. We recorded this in 2005 with guitarist extraordinaire Gill Cadilly and long time friend bassist recording producer Noel Simpson at Circle Studios in Santa Cruz.
Beseme Mucho Click to play A 2006 recording by the Simpson-Bates Jazz Ensemble featuring the great Ed Randel on sax, Ron Brunswiick on guitar, Noel Simpson on stand up bass, and yours truly on the traps.
One Good Man Click to play Vocalist Rose Conner from the Maple Station Express recording session and album.
Going Down Dirty Click to play Tim Fuller, vocalist from the 2012 recording session and album The Shotz: Going Down Dirty.
Living Someone Else's Dream Click to play Tim Fuller, vocals, Somebody Else's Dream from the 2012 Shotz album; guitarist Michael VanDuyn, bass player Steve VanDenburgh.