New Release !! Al's new CD "The Summer Wind" is on sale now at concerts, and is here to listen to and to purchase.

So much was happening in Paris. Chapman Roberts, one of the original cast of "Hair" came and lent his encouragement for two nights, and a grandson of Bing Crosby came and sat in on Monday... Such a multitude of Pennies from Heaven !!!! What an absolute BALL it's been !!

The next treat is the Roomful Reunion at The Met in Pawtucket, RI on Thursday, October 8th. Al is then back to the Ocean House on weekends.

(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 Jamfrom 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