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):

We are having some fun at the Ocean House, now in Full High Season through Labor Day. The next outdoor concert is in Watch Hill on August 26. In the meantime the rest of the summer will be at the Ocean House, basically through December with a hiatus in early October.

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