I'm old. And old school as in 20th Century analog and the 45 rpm record and play to them in sound and performance to this day. My influences in jazz are Louis Armstrong, Kenny Burrell to name a very few; Louis Satterfield, Jerry Jemmott, Chuck Rainey and Max Bennett are my main bass influences. My music is Marvin, 70's soul, Afro rock, Afro Cuban but country like King Curtis and Otis Redding. I remain friends with Jemmott and others who went onto extraordinary careers like Will Lee, the guys from NRBQ, Wayne Cochran and others. I teach occasionally through Skype, do cyber tracks with friends and newbies and now days get out to jam in downtown St. Pete maybe once every month or so with wonderful players 40 years my junior. I bring all the Yankee I can muster to the place. Anyone wanna get down to the oldies let me know who turns you the Hell on. I can talk music. I play better than I talk but it's part of the same package to me.