I snuck out of Boston for a few days and infiltrated the NAMM show as a buyer for Denver School of Music. I went with two purposes: to spend time at the Apple booth which blew me away last year and to test the Nord Stage Compact which I was considering buying. Well, since Apple decided not to present this year (Bad Apple!), I managed to get some quality time at the Nord booth and to walk around to see what I could find.
The highlight was meeting jazz legend, Herbie Hancock. I’ve transcribed dozens of his solos (to be released in the near future) and he’s without a doubt the most influential pianist in my life. Talk about a magic moment!
I spent a solid 30 minutes with Barry DeVorzon of MasterWriter discussing the new update coming out in a couple of months. I wish I was at liberty to talk about it because it’s going to be big!
Plus I made my decision to buy a Nord Stage Compact. After years and years of lugging around a few very heavy vintage keyboards, amps, and a Leslie 122, my aching back was longing for some relief. At just over 20 pounds, the Nord Stage is a dream come true. I’ll spare you all the details for now, but you’ll be hearing a lot of it starting early next week when it arrives. Can’t wait! 🙂