September always feels like a new beginning for me.

Sept 1 and back in NYC. Had a great summer in Japan and the tour was really an incredible one having met and made so many new friends and musicians.

September always feels like a new beginning for me, probably because of the new school year and the weather turning in to fall.

I will be super busy in NYC composing new set of music for my next album which will be recorded in December. I have an incredible team of musicians for this project. Thana Alexa will be on board for the 4th album together on voice, Sebastien Ammann will be on piano, Yasushi Nakamura will be on bass, and Clarence Penn will be on drums.

Below is a quote used a lot and almost always mistakenly credited to Aristotle. Funny how in history, the intelligent thoughts of the obscure always travels to the mouths of the prominent. Regardless, it is an inspiring quote which I have lived by all my life.

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather have these because we have acted rightly; these virtues are formed in man by doing his actions; we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
– Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy (1926)