Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and the beach begins to look good !! Al is ensconced at the Ocean House for weekends (Fri-Sat-Sun through end-June) for the current time frame. Come by for some quality time out -- after all, beauty is the thing in life.

The Beach Ball at the Ocean House is July 3rd. Al's Octet is leading the festivities, which are wonderful, on the beach next to Taylor Swift's beach cottage in Watch Hill. Get tickets by phone now:

Al's newest CD "The Summer Wind" is on sale at concerts, and is here to listen to and to purchase.

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)


A newly discovered video of Al at the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival, opening for Eric Clapton. Click here (clip starts after advertisement but the ad only comes the first play;)


Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener ofconcert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right before is a BB King Jam from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart