Generaljazz, yoga, tango, salsa, hiking, swimming, jogging, freestyle rhymes, slanguages, orphan-planet-hunting, travel, puns, parades, animal brotherhood, listening to old people, clouds, questions, smoked salmon, infrared radiation, forest canopy, cheesemelt, unclehood, tastefully illuminated darkness, exquisitely punctuated silence
MusicNew Orleans Brass Bands, The Fairfield Four, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Stitt, Art Tatum, Phineas Newborn Jr., Red Garland, Ahmal Jamal, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, George Shearing, Stan Getz, Steve Lacy, Cannonball, Django, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, Alice Coltrane, Kurt Elling, Bobby Blue Bland, Taj Mahal, Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, De la Soul, J-Live, The Roots, Eminem, Outkast, Lauryn Hill, K-OS, KRS-ONE, Dr. Dre, Orishas, Ozomatli, Pigeon John, Jurassic 5, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse, Saul Williams, Taalam Acey, DJ Socalled, Beston, Fosforo, Micky Farkas, Malik Moore, Shiela Nichols, Rufus Wainwright, Elliot Smith, Color Tango, Carlos Di Sarli, Juan D'Arienzo, Anibal Troilo, Roberto Goyeneche, Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Pugliese, Astor Piazzolla, El Arranque, Electrocutango, Gotan Project, Hugo Diaz, Tito Puente, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo, Ruben Gonzalez, Celia Cruz, Sonora Carruseles, Los Van Van, El Gran Combo, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Joao Gilberto, Ju Ju Duarte, Grupo Fundo de Quintal, Olodum, Ile Aiye, Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sly and Robbie, Ken Boothe, Desmond Dekker, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, King Tubby, Steel Pulse, Augustus Pablo, Peter Tosh, Taraf de Haidouks, Goran Bregovic, Om Kolthoum, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Albeniz, Grieg, Bach, Berlioz, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, klezmer, reggaeton, hawaiian slack key, choro, samba de gafiera, pagode, forro, lambada, zouk, mambo, bolero, son, cha cha, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Elton John, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder
MoviesZelig, Night on Earth, Finding Forrester, The Sunshine Boys, Bridge on the River Kwai, Shower, Slam, Latcho Drom, Chinatown, Basquiat, The Cruise, Underground, On the Waterfront, Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver, Blues Brothers, Black Orpheus, Sleeper, Manhattan, The Shop Around the Corner, 8 Mile, An Ideal Husband, Winged Migration, March of the Penguins, Spring Forward, and generally a sucker for anything with James Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Judi Dench, Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Caine, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Nicole Kidman, Chris Cooper, Roberto Benigni, Robin Williams, Eddie Izzard, and anything by Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, or Jim Jarmusch
TelevisionConfession-- used to have an incendiary rant here about torching the tube, but the pleasantly surprising truth of late is that the commerical-free DVD retrospectives of these film-quality ¿TV? series can often trump a single movie. Talking about the likes of Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The West Wing, Seinfeld, Grey's Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc. Special props to the BBC for The Office, As Time Goes By, Monty Python, etc. And of course the classics, All in the Family, The Cosby Show, I Love Lucy, Fat Albert, Welcome Back Kotter, Gilligan's Island, etc. Plus one simply must squeeze in a nod to Joe Frank (old school KCRW radio shows like Somewhere Out There, In The Dark, The Other Side), AND the splendeelicious sketch comedy of The Ministry of Unknown Science TMOUS dot com (soon to be on the Sci Fi Channel!)
BooksCryptonomicon, The Sot-Weed Factor, The Onion, The Chosen, The Meme Machine, Oscar Wilde, Ishmael, Gibran, Tolkien, Borges, Feynman, Ayn Rand, I.B. Singer, Krishnamurti, Guns Germs & Steel, Mickey & the Night Kitchen, Miles' Autobiography, Mingus' Beneath the Underdog, Arthur Taylor's Notes and Tones, Robert Reisner's BIRD, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
- Feb 4, 2008 7:11 PM Review of our show in ROLLING STONE!
- Oct 13, 2007 2:21 PM Sat OCT 20 we’re dancing at the REDCAT-- latest TANGO GANAS show!
- May 2, 2007 8:23 PM Please come see my TANGO show!
- Nov 7, 2006 7:31 AM Jazz for Governor! Elect this, party with us 2mrw!
- Oct 25, 2006 2:16 AM The Big Easy Speakeasy underground downtown LA Thursday OCT 26 & other CRITICAL BRASS newsflash
About me:I'd like to jump out of a plane, but then land on someone else's plane. I prefer bug relocation/cohabitation to bug squishing. I am my own butler.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Dating, Friends
- Hometown: New York
- Religion: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Occupation: Professor of Astronomy / Musician
University Of California-Los Angeles
1996 to 2004
- Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA
- Graduated: 2004
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Ph.D.
- Major: Astrophysics
- Clubs: CSOEL Fellow (Center for Study of Origins & Evolution of Life) Search for Orphan Planets in Neighboring Star Clusters
1992 to 1996
- Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
- Graduated: 1996
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Physics & Astronomy
- Clubs: sounds of the Ellington Jazz Orch., Ziyoushi, & The Soulful Light
1988 to 1992
- Wantagh, NEW YORK
- Graduated: 1992
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
- Clubs: Champion Mathlete, Dixieland, Valedictorian, Homecoming Prince
June 2001 --> present
- United Swingdom, Division of Saxophonics US
- Philmelodic Orchestration & Logarhythmics
a westside college of notorious international repute
since last millenium
- Los Angeles, CA US
- Professor of Astronomy
2006 y adelante!
- Buenos Aires y Los Angeles, CA US
- Coreografia y Musicaleza, Espectaculos y EnseNanza