It's funny how when we look with eyes of good, we see good. The more we look, the more good we see. When we look with eyes of love, we see more and more loveliness, with eyes of beauty, more and more beauty. Our experience depends on how we see. What's important to us has become more important to us, so as the old saying goes,

"Keep your eye on the doughnut, not on the hole." We are so grateful that you are in our lives.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone !!

Al 's Quintet returns to Marians Jazzroom in Bern, Switzerland, for 4 dates over the New Year Celebrations, after which Al plays solo in Gstaad for the Winter Season (Jan 3-March15.) Spring will see Al in France and back in New England around mid-April with a return to the Triad in New York City already fixed for May 4, 2016.

For now it's the Ocean House for weekends through December 20th. Book now for Thanksgiving.


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 !!

 Al is at the Ocean House on Fridays and Saturdays into December. 

(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