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David Matthews (keyboardist)

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Name  David Matthews
Role  Composer

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Albums  Super Funky Sax, Hey Duke, Shoogie Wanna Boogie, Dune, Grand Cross
Similar People  Lew Soloff, Art Farmer, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Andy Newmark

Education  University of Cincinnati
Music group  Manhattan Jazz Quintet

David matthews plays hill street blues


David Matthews (born March 4, 1942 in Sonora, Kentucky, United States), is a keyboardist, pianist, and arranger.

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A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in composition, Matthews has composed television soundtracks as well as albums with the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra. He is the leader of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet. Matthews was also the leader of the musical group the Grodeck Whipperjenny.

In 1970, he began working as both an arranger and bandleader for James Brown. Matthews has worked with many musicians, including Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Rich, Idris Muhammad, and the Starland Vocal Band. He was staff arranger for Creed Taylor's CTI Records label in the mid-1970s, working on albums for artists such as George Benson, Esther Phillips, Grover Washington Jr., Hank Crawford, and Idris Muhammad. In 1978, Matthews arranged strings and orchestra, and played piano, on Nina Simone's album Baltimore.

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As leader

  • The Grodeck Whipperjenny, People (recorded 1970)
  • Big Band Recorded at the Five Spot (1975)
  • Shoogie Wanna Boogie, (Kudu, 1976) (with Whirlwind)
  • Dune, (CTI, 1977)
  • Digital Love (1979)
  • Grand Cross, (Bellaphon, 1983)
  • Delta Lady (1983)
  • Super Funky Sax (1984)
  • Billy Boy, (King/Paddle Wheel, 1986)
  • Waltz for Debby (1987)
  • Speed Demon, (1989) (with the First Calls)
  • Jazz Ballads with Strings (1991)
  • Super Trombone (2003)
  • Girl from Ipanema (2005) (with N.Y. Friends)
  • Impressions (2005) (with N.Y. Friends)
  • Hey Duke! (2005) (with the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra)
  • Cosmic City (2006) (with the Electric Birds)
  • Digital Love (2006) (with the Electric Birds)
  • Appears on

  • James Brown, Sho' Is Funky Down Here, (King, 1971)
  • James Brown, "I Cried/World Pt. 2", (Starday King, 1971) 7"
  • Vicki Anderson, "I'll Work It Out/In the Land of Milk and Honey", (Brownstone, 1971) 7"
  • James Brown, "I Got a Bag of My Own", (Polydor, 1972) 7"
  • Lyn Collins, Think (About It), (People, 1972)
  • James Brown, "Sexy, Sexy, Sexy", (Polydor, 1973) 7"
  • Production

    With Patti Austin
  • End of a Rainbow (CTI, 1976) - Arranger
  • With George Benson
  • In Concert-Carnegie Hall (CTI, 1975) - Arranger
  • Good King Bad (CTI, 1975) - Arranger
  • Benson & Farrell with Joe Farrell (CTI, 1976) - Arranger
  • With Ron Carter
  • Anything Goes (Kudu, 1975) - Arranger
  • With Hank Crawford
  • I Hear a Symphony (Kudu, 1975) - Composer and Arranger
  • Hank Crawford's Back (Kudu, 1976) - Composer and Arranger
  • With Art Farmer
  • Something You Got (CTI, 1977) - Arranger & Piano
  • Big Blues with Jim Hall (CTI, 1978) - Arranger
  • With Grant Green
  • The Main Attraction (Kudu, 1976) - Arranger
  • With Urbie Green
  • The Fox (CTI, 1976) - Arranger
  • SeƱor Blues (CTI, 1977) - Arranger & Piano
  • With Yusef Lateef
  • Autophysiopsychic (CTI, 1977) - Arranger
  • With Blue Mitchell
  • Many Shades of Blue (Mainstream, 1974) - Composer, Arranger and Conductor
  • With Idris Muhammad
  • House Of The Rising Sun (Kudu, 1975)
  • Turn This Mutha Out (Kudu, 1977)
  • Boogie to the Top (Kudu, 1978)
  • With Nina Simone
  • Baltimore (CTI, 1978) - Arranger & Piano
  • With Jeremy Steig
  • Firefly (CTI, 1977) - Arranger & Piano
  • References

    David Matthews (keyboardist) Wikipedia


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