Thanks for checking out Organic Matter. This CD features Hammond organ master Greg Hatza, guitarist Mike Pavone, and drummer Marty Morrison on eight of my original compositions. A variety of grooves and styles are represented on the album: the funky title cut, the straight-ahead and latin-inflected burner "Rawer Than Dinner," the blues shuffle "Soloman's House of Freaks," the gospel-tinged ballad "Cradle Rocked," the modernistic take on Rhythm Changes "Rhythm Schtick," the soul-jazz vibe of "Brain's," the Larry Young/Woody Shaw-inspired "Young One," and the rollicking country-funk of the closing track "Fish (This Big)."

Organic Matter received the Wammie award (Washington Area Music Association) for "Best Jazz Recording" of 2009.

Released October 1, 2009 on Union Records (URCD 007).

Digital downloads available at:


CD Baby


If you are in the DC area, you can purchase a physical copy at
Middle C Music.

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