Chilcano - Moche

This piece was one of our hits in Chilcano.  We performed this jam in Peru - in Lima and Cuzco.  Then we went to Macchu Pichu!  The beat is a slow Marinera Zamacueca.  Tono Vilchez would do his Lando Tap routine to this track (see Lando Tap video).  I originally composed this tune in 2008 and played it with a band in Madison, WI.  The intro is taken from the original bass intro played by Kevin Knapp.


Backbeat Improvisation

Here's an improvisation from the other night, Feb 24th 2014 at the Bees Hive Gallery on Classon Ave in Brooklyn NY.  We talked with the bar owner for over an hour.  He told us a lot about the neighborhood that we did not know.   Featuring Ben Hoffmann on piano and Marty Eisenberg on bass.

Lando Tap

I played every week for the better part of a year with Antonio Vilchez, a percussionist and tap dancer from Lima, Peru.  We did a tour together in Peru and I got to continue to learn lots of great things about the cajón and where it comes from.

Spectrum Trio at Juilliard

In 2011 Spectrum Trio performed and gave a masterclass at the Juilliard percussion seminar.   Among many other pieces, we played my composition - De La Costa Del Peru.  Here is a video of the audience and the back of our heads (and you gotta turn up the volume a little bit too).

Friends and Colleagues

Fringe Character - Lion of Istan LLC (Madison, WI)

Dane Crozier - Percussionist (Chicago, IL)

Mike Truesdell - Percussionist (New York, NY)

WADOMA - West African Dance of Madison (Madison, WI)

Albert Alabedra - Flamenco guitar (Barcelona, Spain/NYC)ífero

Renato Diz - Piano (Portugal/NYC)

Many more to come!

Albert Alabedra & Alba Marba - "Barcelona-New York" (2013)

Recorded The Honablue Institute | Engineers: Omari Edwards, Robert Honablue | Produced by Bob DiGiacomo | Arrangements by John Doing

  • Albert Alabedra (guitar)
  • Alba Marba (voice)
  • Melissa Aldana (sax)
  • Bob Digiacomo (bass)
  • Marta Sanchez (piano)
  • Xianix Barrera (palmas) 

The second release of Albert Alabedra in the US!  This session was great for me because I have been developing my hybrid drumset setup to use with this Flamenco band.  I have a kick, snare, hi-hat, ride, 2 djembes, a table of toys, and of course the cajón.  We recorded this as an instrumental album and sent it to Spain to see if we could get a few vocals on it..  Three days later, Alba had composed and recorded vocals for all four songs and we were on our way to finishing this great recording! 


Peter Wise - "Don't Walk Away" (2012)

Recorded at Moon Lab Studios in Brooklyn, NY | Engineered by Lane Banning | Mastered by Philip Klum

  • Peter Wise (guitar and voice)
  • Trevor Brown (bass) 
  • Renato Diz (piano/rhodes)
  • Danny Lipsitz (sax) 
  • John Doing (drums)