Almost 2 years ago I met Logan Vrankovic at the IADCC in Prague. We had somehow never crossed paths in New York, even though we had lived about 5 blocks from one another in Queens for 2 years, and he was a year below me at Mannes. Since then, he’s become a good friend of mine, and a frequent musical partner. Our album Excursions: Music for Piano & Saxophone is comprised of two duo pieces, one written by each of us, and represents first collaborative release. The Sleeping Mind is the piece I composed for the album. Cover art by my lovely sister, the singular Madeline Kennedy.