On the Road with the Germany’s Tallest Jazz Harmonica Player

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The story of a man who has given his life to the Harmonica, and his life long quest to master both this difficult instrument, and the music we call Jazz.

My Most Popular YouTube Video

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I wrote Bolero Para Paquito for my dear friend, Paquito D’Rivera. We first met on a gig in Germany, when he was 7 and I was 3 1/2. Even then, it was obvious that Paquito was one serious musician. At that time of course, his musical vocabulary was rather limited. But I’ve never heard anyone […]

Why I Play Brazilian Music

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Brazilian music is particularly influential, and has been since I first heard it as a teenager. To immerse himself in the music, I moved to Brazil in 1982 at the invitation of Maurício Einhorn, the great Brazilian harmonica player and composer of several classics of bossa nova. I took an apartment in Rio and soon […]