Stephen Martin sat down with Ralph Moore earlier in the year for an interesting interview. You can watch the whole thing here!
Piano would be my next choice and I wish it had been my first, but I do absolutely love playing drums. After piano, I wish I played my violin (which I already play) better!
I honestly can’t say I have that one inspiration but so many great classical and jazz composers for me are very inspirational, from Ravel and Bartok to Duke and Gil Evans. As far as Drummers go, pick one of the greats and they inspire me. Freddie Hubbard inspires me, Pharoh Sanders inspires me, Bill Cunliffe and Martin Wind inspire me. I love most music and the musicians that play it well.
I’m not sure I have a great answer for this one as I’m on the 14th Floor in a 2 bedroom apartment with no terrace. It’s been quite tough, but I guess I’ve been trying to reflect on my life, my past, my future, what am I going to do if our industry doesn’t return, how to make a living. I’ve written a little bit of music and have been practicing some everyday but I’ll be honest, some of that has been tough. It’s easy to sit and play but much of the pure enjoyment of music for me has always been the free association with other musicians, ensemble playing, I really love and miss that!!!
Right now, wow anywhere!!!! Right when the lockdown hit, I was supposed to be going to Pakistan and Lebanon for the State Dept playing concerts and teaching. It’s safe to say I was really looking forward to that.
I wouldn’t mind having a small dog right now, but one that’s been trained, no training for me. I’ve had cats all my life, I’m allergic to them although I love them. If I had a bigger place with a backyard an Elephant or Water Buffalo would be nice lol.
FEATURE FRIDAY WITH BASSIST MARTIN WINDContinue reading
Everything from Frank Sinatra to Harold Mabern.
Well, my hobby is yachting, but that’s on hold for a bit. I’ve just been practicing, writing new music for an upcoming album, and reading a lot.
I just smoked ribs for the family today. I enjoy cooking quite a bit. I like cooking a rib roast, and my boys love grilled lamb, and a creamed spinach dish. I recently started making filet au poivre that the family likes.
The chance to be a credit to society.
Billy Strayhorn, or my Dad.
Jeff Rupert has a new album, The Ripple, with fellow saxophone legend, George Garzone, available now!
Q: What are you listing to during the quarantine?
A: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos and 50’s Coltrane — Dexterity and Coltrane’s SoundContinue reading
What are you listening to during the quarantine?
Lots of classic film scores, from composers like Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Max Steiner, and Franz Waxman. Also, I am really enjoying pianist Brand Mehldau’s latest album “Grabriel”, and also…Continue reading