Weber-Piatigorsky Adagio and Rondo–with beatboxing and jugglers!
From a March 2011 performance-art event presented by the International Street Cannibals at St. Mark’s in the Bowery in New York. I’m playing with the amazing pianist Taka Kigawa. Watch for the very end of the Rondo–the way the juggler times his final catch is extraordinary.

Alan Hovhaness Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 255

I don’t know why this piece, which is both moving and mystical, is so rarely performed. This is from the summer of 2015 at the Greeencastle Summer Music Festival. The pianist is my good friend John Kamfonas.

Movement 1: Andante espressivo

Movement 2: Gracioso

Movement 3 Prayer (Andante Cantabile)

Free Improvisations at the University of Iowa’s 2007 Contemporary Improvisation Weekend

How to Improvise:

Self-Expressive Improvisation Part 1:  No Wrong Notes

Self-Expressive Improvisation Part 2: Just One Note at a Time

Self-Expressive Improvisation Part 3: Playing the Music That Wants to Be Played