2015. June 6th. Dr. John with musical director Sarah Morrow (Trombone), Pete Sears (Bass), Vernon Black (Guitar), David Rokeach (Drums), and Annie Sampson (Back-up vocals). Private high ticket price Benefit for Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow.

Just had a fan­tas­tic gig play­ing bass with Dr. John, Sarah Mor­row, David Rokeach, Ver­non Black, and my old Stone­ground band-mate Annie Samp­son. What an amaz­ing piano player…and gui­tar play­er. I’ve always loved his play­ing, but live he’s some­thing else. Espe­cial­ly when your inter­act­ing with him on stage. All pro­ceeds for this ben­e­fit go to […]

2013. (1966) “You’ve Got To Earn It”. Fleur De Lys.

2013. (1966) “You’ve Got To Earn It”. Fleur De Lys. Acid Jazz Records just released this CD of a band I played piano in for a while back in 1966, Eng­land. I’m sec­ond from the left on the cov­er pho­to. Singer, gui­tarist Phil Sawyer stand­ing in the back sec­ond from the right next to drum­mer […]

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mexico”. Documentary Film by Ray Telles and Paradigm Productions.

2011. “The Storm That Swept Mex­i­co”. I wrote and record­ed the orig­i­nal score for this doc­u­men­tary on the “Mex­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion”. Aired on 300 PBS sta­tions nation­wide, as well as film fes­ti­vals and major Uni­ver­si­ties Direct­ed by Ray Telles. and pro­duced by Ray Telles and Ken Rabin. Par­a­digm Pro­duc­tions. I co-pro­­duced the Tra­di­tion­al music with Pan­cho […]

2009. Mark Karan. “Walk Through The Fire”.

2009. Mark Karan. “Walk Through The Fire”. I played Wurl­itzer Elec­tric Piano on “Love In Vain” along with Mark, Delaney Bram­lett, John Molo, and Hutch Hutchin­son. Very cool album. — with Mark Karan, Delaney Bram­lett, John Molo and James Hutch Hutchin­son.

2003. Harvey Mandel. “Nightfire”.

2003. Har­vey Man­del. “Night­fire”. I played key­boards on a few tracks of this won­der­ful album. I have always admired Har­vey’s gui­tar play­ing since his ground break­ing instru­men­tal album “Cristo Reden­tor” in 1968. Har­vey was con­sid­ered for the Rolling Stones after Mick Tay­lor left the band. Oth­er play­ers on the album include Fred­die Roulette, Nor­ton Buf­fa­lo, […]

2002. John Lee Hooker. “That’s My Story”. DVD.

2002. John Lee Hook­er. “That’s My Sto­ry”. DVD. Aired on TV 2001. A doc­u­men­tary about John Lee Hook­er’s life, which also fea­tures a con­cert I played with him at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. I was inter­viewed for the film at the show. From the DVD lin­er notes: A teenage run­away who nev­er went to school, John Lee […]

2002. John Lee Hooker. “That’s My Story”. DVD.

2002. John Lee Hook­er. “That’s My Sto­ry”. DVD. Aired on TV 2001. A doc­u­men­tary about John Lee Hook­er’s life, which also fea­tures a con­cert I played with him at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. I was inter­viewed for the film at the show. From the DVD lin­er notes: A teenage run­away who nev­er went to school, John Lee […]

1999. “The Best of Rod Stewart” The Millennium Collection.

1999. “The Best of Rod Stew­art” The Mil­len­ni­um Col­lec­tion. I’m play­ing piano on “Coun­try Com­forts”, “Every Pic­ture Tells A Sto­ry”, “Rea­son To Believe”, and Celeste on “Mag­gie May”. — with Rod Stew­art. Tag Pho­toAdd Loca­tionEd­it          

1998. Rod Stewart. “Smiler” Released on C.D.

1998. Rod Stew­art. “Smil­er” Released on C.D. This was the fourth Rod Stew­art album I played on, and the final album for Mer­cury Records, released on vinyl in 1974. Now on CD. My favorite track is “Sweet Lit­tle Rock n Roller” with Mick­y’s Box­er dog “Zak” bark­ing over the intro…one of those beau­ti­ful­ly spon­ta­neous moments […]

1998. Rod Stewart. “Never a Dull Moment”. Pete Sears, Piano, Bass.

1998. Rod Stew­art. “Nev­er a Dull Moment” This is the third album I record­ed with Rod Stew­art. It was orig­i­nal­ly released on vinyl in 1972…now on CD. It became a UK num­ber-one album (for two weeks) and reached num­ber two on the US Album chart the same year. The track, “You Wear It Well”, co-writ­ten […]

1998. “The Best Of Rod Stewart”

1998. “The Best Of Rod Stew­art” I played bass on “Cut Across Shorty”, Celeste on “Mag­gie May”, and Piano on “Every Pic­ture Tells A Sto­ry”, “What Made Mil­wau­kee Famous (made a fool out of me)”. I’m not going to list any­more Rod Stew­art com­pi­la­tion CD releases…there are too many. — with Rod Stew­art.

1998. Rod Stewart “Gasoline Alley”, now on CD.

1998. Rod Stew­art “Gaso­line Alley”, now on CD. This was the sec­ond solo album by Rod Stew­art, and the first one I played on. It was record­ed at Mor­gan Stu­dios in Willes­den, North Lon­don and released in 1970. It is includ­ed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The Ver­ti­go Labeled […]