A Word About Chemistry in Bands

I'm sure you can come up with your own examples - - mine are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the second great Miles Davis Quintet, the LaFaro/Motian Bill Evans Trio, the "classic" John Coltrane Quartet, the early '80s Anthony Braxton Quartet, the great studio bands of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf - - of where the chemistry in a group of musicians is more interesting than the individuals (yep, the old maxim, "the whole is great than the sum of the parts").

I'm not saying that anything I've done has ever approached that level of synergy, but I do believe in chemistry and it is something that I value really highly in the bands that I do.


Here are links tobands that I lead, some that are collectives and some are bands where I'm a sideman.


Solo Projects


Third-Stream Bands Where I'm the Leader


Jazz and Otherwise Bands Where I'm the Leader


Collective Groups


People for Whom I've Been a Sideman