My Musical Influences

My musical tastes have grown increasingly eclectic over the years, to the point where I think I have something in my combined collection of LPs and CDs to offend every taste (including my own).  My collection of vinyl LPs occupies 7 to 8 feet of shelf space, and the CD collection is catching up quickly. Don’t even ask about my iPod…

My influences include (but are by no means limited to) the following:

Miles Davis Randy Brecker Jon Hassell Mark Isham Freddie Hubbard
Nils Petter Molvaer Cuong Vu Ben Neill Erik Truffaz Don Ellis
Graham Haynes The Brecker Brothers Toshinori Kondo Mark Cunningham/ Convolution Tom Harrell
Bryan McCune Zonerangers Manufactur Electric Barbarian entropic advance
Rob Mazurek Chicago Underground Duo/Trio Isotope 217 Tortoise
Carlos Santana Robert Fripp John McLaughlin David Torn Frank Zappa
Bill Frisell Bill Laswell Buckethead Pat Metheny Vinnie Colaiuta
Chris Botti Bill Bruford Tony Levin B.L.U.E.
Either/Orchestra Bill Evans Herbie Hancock Gil Evans Matrix
Tom Heasley Drums and Tuba Spaceheads Per Boysen Maetar
Frank London Hasidic New Wave Rabbinical School Dropouts Steven Bernstein/Sex Mob
Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet Critters Buggin’ The Dead Kenny Gs
Steely Dan King Crimson Bela Fleck & Flecktones Mahavishnu Orchestra Blue Man Group
Weather Report Earth Wind and Fire Ozric Tentacles Jerseyband Group 87
David Sylvian Sarah McLachlan Aaron Copland Danny Elfman
Indofunk/Satish Blaze Eleven Eyes Rented Mule Panacea
County Road X United States of America Fifty Foot Hose Soft Machine
Horn Rock Bands Harry Abraham