Copacabana: From Chick’s Camera

They were dreary days in Rio – – but the audience was great. Copacabana has such history – – no matter what else is going on in Rio, there’s always some space and good feelings on the beach. Ipanema is the next beach over – that’s where “The Girl . . . . ” came…

Made in Corea Celebrates 10 Years

Welcome to the 10th Aniversary of Made In Corea. I’m always so honored by the care and depth which Jarle, Ola, Fredrik and Erik arrange and present my compositions. I don’t know of another composer who is so honored as I am. These four wonderful musicians have performed aspects of my compositions that I never…

A Still-Living Legend

This “Living Legend” thing is getting out of hand And to John Tefft, US Ambassador to the Ukraine – I do appreciate the honor. Thank you, Sir. And please keep the torch burning for all Human Rights – especially the right to play whatever notes I choose – I thankfully grew up with that one…

A Day in Moscow

In ’82 we played in this room at Spaso House, in the American Embassy of Moscow. That was during Soviet times and it was just like the movies > > with KGB everywhere. This time we visited with the current Ambassador Beyrle and his wife Jocelyn – – and the memories flooded back. Moscow is…