Harry accompanied me on tracks 8 years ago, the CD finally coming out last January to great reviews and air play. You can check us out at www.cdbaby.com/ellifordyce and www.ellifordyce.net (which is being updated).
I appologize for the delay in responding. You have acquired one of the magnificent views in all America- if not the world. The Pallisades along the river are at your front door. The only site that I have seen that is similar is the Great Rift in Tanzania.
No, I really have not played much- rather, I am assuming a Glenn Gould mentality of emphasis on recordings and forgoing public performances. It really is more a function of compatability with the other economic, physical and emotional elements in my life. I am currently looking into a possible session based on tenor/bass duets--along the lines of Warne Marsh and Red Mitchell.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."