I’m still catching my breath after what has been an all consuming last couple of weeks of nonstop activity, the culmination of more that two months of concentrated work. The basic tracking for my first ever big band album is complete! Over seven days of recording in Miami, an outstanding and dedicated group of musicians came together to record nine of my original works for large ensemble. A combination of players from my incredible Frost School Of Music family including faculty, alumni, and current students, along with eminent figures from the South Florida musicians community and special guest artists, outdid themselves with their skill and devotion in the execution and interpretation of some challenging music. Their creative talent in solo and ensemble work was copiously exhibited throughout. In other words, they crushed it!