Ira’s Cathedral

Ira's Cathedral - Jerome Covington

Ira’s Cathedral, by Jerome Covington. Available on, and iTunes. It is also available on Spotify.

This suite is a meditation on my understanding of my paternal Grandfather, whom I have not met in this life. However, it was conveyed to me through my Father that my Grandfather felt such peace from the natural world, that it was akin to his church. This sentiment resonates with me, and I hope it resonates with you through this music. Enjoy listening.

* All composed and performed by Jerome Covington
* Engineered and produced by Brian Boyle.
* Recorded at The Buddy Project in Astoria, Queens.

All Good Places Meet Here

Jerome Covington - All Good Places Meet Here

All Good Places Meet Here, by Jerome Covington. Available on, Google Play, iTunes, and elsewhere.

Flagstaff, AZ
1. North
2. East
3. South
4. West

Denton, TX
1. Faith
2. Hope
3. Love

The Kathmandu Valley
1. Imagination, Reincarnation
2. Sunrise Over Pokhara
3. Mountain Interlude
4. We Were, We Are

Bonus Track: The Harlem Meer

* All composed and performed by Jerome Covington
* Engineered and produced by Brian Boyle.
* Recorded at The Nut House, in Brooklyn, NY.
* Visual design by Adwen Creative
* Dedicated to William Wallace Covington. Happy Birthday, Dad.
* Thanks to Dan Eberle for the inspiration for the bass line for “Denton, TX – 3. Love”.
* Thanks to Paul and Rachel Nadjarian for the use of their piano in Winter of 2013.
* “Mountain Interlude” first appeared as the intro to “South Mountain Mentality” on Living the Life by The Great Escape.
* “We Were, We Are” was first performed by The Great Escape on Living the Life as “Who We Were”.

All Good Places Meet Here is my tribute to several locales across planet Earth that have made my life better.

Flagstaff, AZ is my birth town and is a place that I carry around inside. From its pristine forests to it’s flowing mountain streams to its inspiring Native peoples and the friends that I made there that I will forever be bound to, my life wouldn’t have been the same without this special place.

The university in Denton, TX was my paternal Grandmother’s as well as my Mother’s and Father’s alma mater and was the place I learned the most about the Jazz Language from such inspiring teachers as Fred Hamilton, Dan Haerle, Ed Soph and Terry Hankins. It was also, for me, the site of some life changing spiritual and “metaphysical” revelations that forever altered my perceptions of the world, for the better.

The Kathmandu Valley is an area that I have had the honor of visiting several times in my life due to the influence of one very special person in my life. I feel blessed to have been made so welcome there on several occasions. The people, city and countryside truly are a precious gift to this world and I hope to spend many more beautiful moments there.

I hope this music conveys the amazement and good fortune I feel at having been touched by these special places, and gives you the opportunity to reflect on the places in your life that have enriched your journey on Earth.


Strategies by Jerome Covington

I like the idea of thinking about music as “systems for learning and adaptation”. I think of the songs I write and record as tools for my “future self” to reconnect to my “current self” and work through future emotions. The new album “Strategies” (or “Strategies for Being”), is a collection of songs that, to me, act as encoded strategies for working through the problems of life, and staying grounded in the present.

I hope that these songs find you well in your life, and that there is a tool or two here for you to add to your tool-belt.

Take a moment to listen to the samples on iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. And please go ahead and purchase the album there if you would like to add your support to this project.