I’d like to thank these crazy, wild, and incredibly musical guys in the band. Feeding one's most free artistic sensibilities is dangerous and vulnerable, and absolutely amazing when it happens and it feels great! I love each of you, and this band has been and is so special to me. I think this is the first steady band I’ve had in 30 years, which talks about my mercurial personality...which is so easy to feed in Los Angeles, where there is an abundance of wonderful players, and so many gigs to steal away your favorite players - forcing you to try new people all the time! This is a band of favorites, who I want to work with, over and over, anywhere in the world!
Thank you to Joon Lee and the Blue Whale. Little did I imagine, Joon, when you showed up at my door more than 20 years ago, that you would make the magnificent contribution to the jazz community that you have done. I couldn’t be more proud of you.
This CD is dedicated to my cousin Linda Harris, who passed away this year. She was my mentor and friend, my cousin and “sister”. A searcher, an adventurer, definitely into the “moment”! She was the only one who really understood who I was as I was growing up. And she was the one who led me into trouble when I was older! I love you Linda! I feel you still!
Thank you to my husband, Gary Hoffman. His endless love and support of me allows me to grow in so many wonderful ways. I really picked right when I picked you, baby. ...more music