Here's a link to some interesting photos from 1984, of Al with Roomful onstage with our friend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with many thanks to Wayne Valdez for sharing these (if you're on Facebook):

One more weekend at the Ocean House before a two weekend beak, and Al will be involved in the Mitch Christina Benefit Evening at the Knickerbocker on October 4th. From October 17th through December 13th Al will be at the Ocean House on weekends (Fri-Sat) before returning to Europe for the winter. We are having a whole lot of wonderful times here -- it's a True Treat!

See Schedule for all contracted events.  

The newest CD   "Stardust" (OMCD 1208) is available online here and at performances. It is selling briskly, and I can finally say "I made a quiet record !"

                                                              -- Al


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