Living Room Sessions: “When I Fall in Love”

Written by Victor Young and Edward Heyman, this is one of my favorite Ballads ever written. You might be most familiar with Nat Cole’s rendition, but there are countless others worth listening to, from Miles Davis to Tony Bennett to Johnny Mathis. My personal favorite is Bill Evans’ rendition from his album Portrait in Jazz… Continue Reading

Living Room Sessions: “Hildebrand Ave.”

I wrote this song in May 2019 and named it after the street we live on, “Hildebrand Ave.” These days, Hildebrand Ave. is considered very much “in town,” although only a few decades ago this would have been the outskirts. I love to hear old-timers tell stories of San Antonio when it was still the… Continue Reading

Curtis Calderon and Original Tunes

This week’s episode of “Live at Jazz, TX” (tonight at 7:00 on Texas Public Radio, or stream the full episode here) features San Antonio native Curtis Calderon, his Quartet, and a fresh batch of original tunes. I’m really proud of Curtis for taking the longer way around and writing a full show of original music,… Continue Reading