One of the purposes of my Top 10 lists is to discuss the music that moves me, whether the influence is obvious in my own music or not. This is a case where the connection is a bit more direct, since I’ve taken a lot from classic R&B/soul records and worked to incorporate it into what I do without casting aside the authentic elements of jazz. Here are some tracks/players that have helped open my ears and expand my vocabulary.
This recording from 2006 features Jason Castonguay on vocals, Carl Knox on tenor saxophone, Henry Lugo on bass and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums. I wrote the song and play piano on it.
The other vital piece of information is that it is not autobiographical! Yes, I shop in health food stores and yes, my wife often [...]
This rich but relatively uncomplicated dessert is somewhere between a pudding and a cake (the top layer becomes spongy/cakey) and unless you dislike citrus and/or tangy desserts, you are very likely to enjoy it. At least virtually everyone to whom I have served it has dug it and come back for more.