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Influences and playingJazz, soul - the freedom of the purest form of human communication. I began as a rock bassist and I've played my share of pop and commercial music, but jazz is my passion, and from 1981 I've never wanted to play anything else.

Having a classical background and playing experience in orchestras, however, has given me a different perspective on playing. I listen to Debussy, Sibelius, Ravel, Stravinsky, Cesar Franck, Gershwin and Faure and see the tonal, modal and rhythmic parallets with 
Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock. on the one hand.. and Sting, Paul Simon, Vangelis and Kate Bush on the other.

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CounterpointHarsha Makalande's arrangement of Jerome Kern's jazz standard, Yesterdays, for his fusion ensemble Khrome. Harsha plays acoustic grand piano, Clarence Corera plays drums, and I play fretless bass.
Maiden Voyage (Herbie Hancock)My homage to Herbie Hancock, a personal inspiration to me from the days when as a novice jazz bass player in a university jazz club I first heard this great tune. Later, when I had the opportunity to run a recording studio, I did an arrangement of this classic with vocals, recording all tracks myself (vocals, keyboards, rhythm synth and fretless bass).

Basses and Equipment Framus Custom Fretless 4-String
ESP LTD D6 6-string
Palatino Upright