2013 END OF THE YEAR CD DESIGN

2013 found me bursting with creative collaborations in the form of many CD package designs and photography. The last few months produced a flurry of activity in both jazz and traditional musical forms, working with some of the finest musicians in the business today.  photo ablogcds7.jpg
Here’s one by mandolin player and Patuxent Music label guru, Tom Mindte. photo ablog2.jpg
Local multi-reed player Halley Shoenberg photo Ablog1.jpg
Nate Leath can play just about any style on the fiddle, and does it all well photo ablog5.jpg
Some gorgeous Celtic music by the LILT duo photo ablog4.jpg
My good friends EKG tearing up some fabulous Latin-flavored piano jazz in this sophomore release, this time with horns photo ablog3.jpg
Al Jones, the son of Bill Monroe, doing some hard-core bluegrass! Pass me that moonshine!
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Jazz guitarist Paul Wingo, the living embodiment of all things jazz, livening up the legendary club, Blues Alley

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AACC PERCUSSION DAY 2012

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What is that incessant pounding in my head? Have I been mysteriously transported to a 1930s adventure movie where the jungle drums beat on and on, forcing my feet to tap out a never ending rhythm, till the soles of my shoes, tattered and torn, scatter to the dancing winds?
Gosh, no! I’m once again at Anne Arundel Community College, taking photos to help promote another musical opportunity presented by Ian Wardenski and Marty Knepp and friends to help bring the magical world of percussion to a wider educational audience. Despite a beautiful day beckoning, a youthful and engaged crowd turned out to the Maryland campus of Anne Arundel Community College to hear talks and see presentations by clinicians such as Mike Ranelli, Jeff Weir, Kevin Meyer and the AACC’s own Marty Knepp. The afternoon brought a lively panel discussion of other instrumentalists on the intricacies of working with drummers and percussionists, including Dr. Mark Cook, Mike Kamuf, Jason Gano and Ian Wardenski, followed by a performance and Q&A by young drummer Greg Clark, Jr. The conference was capped off by a rousing concert by the Mike Kamuf Little Big Band. All in all a fun and enlightening day in a world filled with cymbals, triangles, gongs, drums and sticks, mallets and brushes in all shapes and sizes. As a wise man once said, “I don’t want to work, just want to bang on the drum all day!”
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A whole lot of banging going on! All of it joyous!…and with a groove!
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The Mike Kamuf Little Big Band

Ehoff Gano Knepp

This is my latest CD cover project released on November 21st, 2011 for Piano Jazz Trio, Ehoff, Gano & Knepp. I was acting as photographer, artist & designer on this one.  The first recording for this trio, & it was a pure pleasure working with Jason, Marty & Clem. A nice blend of contemporary & Latin flavored jazz, these are some D.C. based musicians well worth listening to. Three great guys making some great music. As Marty is fond of quoting “A groove is a terrible thing to waste.” Don’t let this fine CD slip by you!

 
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