A beautiful Sunday afternoon outside Twins Jazz on U Street in DC.
(l to r) Paul, Olivier's friend, pianist Olivier from Paris, and drummer
Hangin' out at
Bradleys in NY with my friend Don Pullen (1941-1995).
A wonderfully original pianist. We miss you, Don!
my crib at 1630 R St NW in DC with saxophonist Carter Jefferson (1945-1993).
Carter was a native Washingtonian and grew up in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.
After living in NYC
and working around the world, he returned to DC and lived just down
the street from me with his dad.
Before that, when I was in law school, I had unknowingly rented a space
in a house that was literally next door to
Carter's boyhood home on Corcoran Street, about 2 blocks from where
this photo was taken.
evening at Bradleys, this time with my
friends pianist James Williams (1951-2004) and vocalist Miles Griffith.
James's influence on my life cannot be overstated.
A very deep, soulful cat. And man, he could swing!!!
A few members
of the DC Piano Mafia gather for lunch
at DeCarlo's Restaurant: (l to r) Burnett Thompson,
Bill Harris, John Eaton, Robert Grimwood, Paul Milesi
With bassist Christian
McBride, at the reception following one
of the early Thelonious Monk Competitions at the Kennedy Center.
That's saxophonist Joshua Redman in the background.
At the same reception,
with pianist James Williams
and Dottie Green of the Smithsonian Jazz Program.
and Mulgrew Miller share the piano bench, while
I look on with Bob Dunnavant and Steve Wilson. The occasion was
the 1995 "office warming" party for Finas Sound Productions,
James Williams' NY production company. I served as
Secretary & Treasurer for 5 years. Our offices at this time
were on New York's Upper East Side, on the 3rd floor of a townhouse
on 3rd Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets. A very hip space!
With Justice Anthony
Kennedy of the US Supreme Court,
during a Paul Milesi Trio steady engagement at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington,
This was at the conclusion of Justice Kennedy's first day on the bench,
the annual concert of the West Genesee
Senior High School Jazz Lab, directed by John C. Whitney (on bass).
Guest artist Clark Terry talks to the audience, while Paul yields the
piano bench to Dave Ginder. Man, dig those white patent leather shoes!!!