"Hi everyone, I'm happy to announce that my new album, entitled "Rhythm Sessions" will be released on Concord records September 25! On this project, I've had the opportunity to perform with some of the greatest rhythm section players including Chick Corea, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Dave Grusin, Christian McBride Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Sonny Emory, Melvin Davis, Larry Goldings, Patrice Rushen, Oscar Seaton, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Wil Kennedy, Tal Wilkenfeld, plus singers Kurt Elling and South Africa's Zamajobe.
This is just a sampling of some of the fantastic guests artists making an appearance on the album. We also have the winners of the 2012 "6 String Theory International Rhythm Section Competition" performing Dave Grusin's Punta Del Sol on the CD. These 4 great young musicians won a very intense competition that included applicants from 52 countries. The winners came from London, Holland, New York and Michigan. It was very exciting for me to work with everyone on the project, including the new talent and established legends. I hope everyone enjoys the album!"