Poems and Other Things, as in tone poems, is my first album and was released in 1997 on the Papillon Sounds label. Some claim that this moody collection of thirteen instrumental pieces forges a place beyond time and genre where melancholy is met with hope. I’d say that, after all these years, the music still feels honest and real, the chemistry of the ensemble, unique and warm. As I intend for all my work, this is very much it’s own time and space. The music features Chris Cheek on tenor and soprano saxophones, Roberta Piket on piano, Rob Garcia on drums with me on acoustic bass and composition.