Just before moving to the east, I recorded an album with Brad Dutz. Just now I found a review of it! AllAboutJazz. This is so very cool and makes me smile. :) I was fortunate enough to perform with the awesome members of this quartet (Brad Dutz, Paul Sherman, and Jim Sullivan) when I flew home to LA for the holidays.
I kind of miss doing projects like this one, but I feel that now is the time for me to focus on being a cellist. Sounds simple enough, but it's a huge thing.
I have realized that it's not WHAT I play that matters as much as how I play (and the others I play with). If the energy is present, music is there. If not, icky-poo-poo.