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“Your compositions are very original and melodic…Your music is similar to that of an artist I work very closely with, Danny Wright.”

-Vicky V, Steinway & Sons - Steinway & Sons


Discography

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING

Ashley's song (5:43)
And what did it say? (2:15)
What I wanted to tell you (2:42)
And you say to yourself (3:22)
Where to now? (3:23)
Lately it seems (3:25)
We couldn't have guessed (4:18)
Picking up from here (3:15)
It speaks for itself (2:41)
It's more than that (3:49)
This, that, and the other thing (4:07)
What I'll say when she answers (2:28)
Is that why you called? (3:20)
By and bye (2:40)
Ashley's theme (reprise with chorus) (2:06)

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The beginnings of IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING were born 10 years ago. I was in my mid-20s, just getting my foot into the business of medical advertising, when I decided to resume the music lessons I began as a child. After each workday in downtown Manhattan, I’d walk over to the Greenwich House School of Music, where they offered classical lessons and practice rooms. I was studying Mozart and Brahms and Chopin. I loved the Romantics. I’d practice on their baby grands during lunch hour and after work, and early mornings in my apartment before jumping on the PATH train to New York City. One night after work while rooting through the classical music at Borders, a CD called NO WORDS by Jim Brickman caught my eye. Whereas Classical music often felt beyond my reach, Jim’s simple melodies engaged a different part of my brain. Perhaps I could compose. Ashley's song was written for my wife during our one-year engagement and was first shared on our wedding day. To this day, it remains her favorite. One year passed and Ashley and I moved from Hoboken to Bedminster, New Jersey, planning for the arrival of our first child. Meanwhile, my career was taking shape. With the long hours and long commute, retreats to the piano were harder to come by. Writing time was replaced with family time. Compositions came together, but over longer stretches. We bought a home and an upright piano. I continued to compose, finding time at the corners of life. I now work in New Jersey, a stone’s throw from our present home. My wife and I are now parents of three. And yes, early mornings I’m still writing, giving shape to a second album… still sweeping the temple steps, still fanning the flame to keep the fire alive.

Education
BA, philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago
MFA, Creative Writing, Emerson College

Inspirations
Classical: Chopin, Brahms, Satie
Jazz: Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett
New Age: David Lanz, Jim Brickman, George Winston