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October 1, 2015

Are Men More Creative?

If you considered replying affirmative to this question you are in line with the majority of the population. A recent series of four experiments conducted by a group of researchers at Duke University with results published through Psychological Science OnlineFirst reveals a gender bias towards attributes of creativity perceived as male and judgment of creative capacity generally being higher for males. (more…)

September 29, 2015

Thank You For The Music

Bach Meets Baker was an incredible success – four concerts with standing ovations paying tribute to our Living Legend David Baker. Cellist Manuel Fischer-Dieskau proved his world-class status and it was a great honor to accompany him for the Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio. Here are some pictures from those memorable events – video will follow soon. (more…)

September 6, 2015

Bach Meets Baker

RecenDavid Baker: Singers of Songstly I was honored to be part of a recording project led by German cellist Manuel Fischer-Dieskau entitled David Baker: Singers of Songs released on MDG Records. I got to record the Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio and also write the liner notes for the complete recording which also includes Singers of Songs, Weavers of Dreams for cello and percussion as well as the Sonata for Cello and Piano. Here is detailed info about the whole project. (more…)

September 1, 2015

The Creative Acopalypse That Is

200px-Long_tail_svgOn August 19, Steve Johnson authored a cover story in the New York Times entitled “The Creative Acopalypse That Wasn’t”. He argues that even though disruptive technologies like the MP3 file and streaming have pretty much turned the Music Industry upside down, musicians have managed to thrive and adapt and make sufficient and growing income. The Future of Music Coalition, a terrific advocacy group based in Washington, responded with a series of arguments that question the validity and sources of the date used (more…)

August 2015 Tour Picture Diary

The Whole World in Her Hands just completed the first tour – five days of concerts from Philadelphia to West Virginia – 1,000 miles + of driving and lots of new friends. Thanks to everyone who helped make it possible. Here is a picture diary of the five days – soon we will have a video from the Charlottesville concert. (more…)