I Wish You Love
This cool little slideshow features my arrangement of “I Wish You Love” by Charles Trenet & Albert Beach, from the Made In Portland CD. Starring Anandi Gefroh (vocals), Dan Wilensky (tenor & soprano saxophones, flute), Bill Athens (bass), Michael Raynor (drums) & Israel Annoh (percussion). Check out Vicki Penfield’s superb photos of Portland and the band.
I wrote Kenai (from the Back In The Mix CD) after my first trip to Alaska. The song and the video are dedicated to the protection and preservation of the amazing Kenai Peninsula.
Ray Charles “Some Enchanted Evening”
From 1979. Personnel:
Saxes: Dan Wilensky, Clifford Solomon, Rudolf Johnson, Ricky Woodard, Jim Sharp.
Tbones: Dan Marcus, Gerard Carelli, John Boyce, Bob Braun.
Tpts: Buddy Gordon, Greg Ruvolo, Tim Ouimette, Johnny Coles.
Rhythm: Pete Turre (d), Eugene Ross (g), Curtis Ohlson (b), Dr. James Polk (Hammond, p)
With Joan Baez on the Today Show, 1990
Yep, that’s me hangin’ with Joan and Bryant Gumble at 6am! Nothing like playing the Today Show. I heard from folks I hadn’t spoken with since kindergarten!
David Bowie “Black Tie White Noise”
Here I am with David Bowie in a live performance on the Tonight Show in 1993 in support of his album of the same name. We also performed on the other talk shows and made 5 videos, some of which you can watch on You Tube.
Martika “Martika’s Kitchen”
Back in the 90s, Prince wrote and produced this funky record with Martika, who had recently scored a giant hit, “Toy Soldiers.” You can only see me in a few shots, but they’re doozies! It was a fun video shoot with great musicians aboard, including David Frank of The System. A true 90s time capsule.