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Name  David Spinozza

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David Spinozza is an American guitarist and producer. He worked with former Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon during the 1970s, and had a long collaboration with singer-songwriter James Taylor, producing Taylor's album Walking Man.

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Career

Spinozza worked with McCartney during sessions for McCartney's Ram album during 1971. When the chance came to work with Lennon two years later, as Yoko Ono prepared her Feeling the Space album and Lennon his Mind Games, Spinozza discovered that Lennon was not aware he had previously worked with McCartney, and was afraid he would be fired if Lennon found out, given their recent feuding in the media. When Lennon did learn of it, his only comment was that McCartney "knows how to pick good people."

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David sessioned on Tim Weisberg's 1972 "Hurtwood Edge". Cashman & West 1974 "Lifesong". Spinozza contributed to Ono's album A Story, recorded during 1974 (but not released until 1998), served as her bandleader during a residency at Kenny's Castaways, and rehearsed Ono's band to tour her native Japan, but parted ways with her when the tour began. After no communication for several years, Ono contacted Spinozza late in 1980, for his permission to release "It Happened", a track from A Story, as a B-side to "Walking on Thin Ice", her tribute to the recently assassinated John Lennon and the last song they had recorded together. Spinozza gave his permission. The track appeared with a new coda, recorded by Lennon and Ono's band from Double Fantasy.

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Spinozza also appeared on Ringo Starr's 1977 album Ringo the 4th, earning him the distinction of having recorded with three of the four Beatles.

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Spinozza played acoustic guitar on the song "Honesty" on the 1978 Billy Joel album "52nd Street".

In 1978 he released "Spinozza" on A&M label. A Jazz orientated album with some vocal tracks. Spinozza played the guitar solo on Dr. John's hit, "Right Place Wrong Time", Paul Simon's albums Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Don McLean's American Pie, and later made contributions to the soundtracks of the movies Dead Man Walking, Happiness, and Just the Ticket. The first album David produced in its entirety was the Folk rock trio Arthur, Hurley & Gottlieb who were signed by Clive Davis during his ten years as president Columbia records. Spinozza was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band in 1980 to 1982. He also conducted the band in 1980 and 1981.

He held the first guitar chair in the Broadway orchestra of Hairspray and, in 2009, reunited with his band from 1973, "L'Image" which also includes Mike Mainieri, Warren Bernhardt, Tony Levin and Steve Gadd.

Discography

With B B King

  • B B King In London (1971)
  • With Rusty Bryant

  • Until It's Time for You to Go (Prestige, 1974)
  • With Richard Davis

  • Dealin' (Muse, 1973)
  • With Art Farmer

  • Yama with Joe Henderson (CTI, 1979)
  • With Johnny Hodges

  • 3 Shades of Blue (Flying Dutchman, 1970)
  • With Robin Kenyatta

  • Gypsy Man (Atlantic, 1973)
  • With Yusef Lateef

  • Hush 'N' Thunder (Atlantic, 1972)
  • With Johnny Lytle

  • The Soulful Rebel (Milestone, 1971)
  • With The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra

  • Consummation (Blue Note, 1970)
  • With Herbie Mann

  • Turtle Bay (Atlantic, 1973)
  • With Jean-Pierre Ferland

  • Jaune (Barclay, 1970)
  • With Arif Mardin

  • Journey (Atlantic, 1974)
  • With Les McCann

  • Invitation to Openness (Atlantic, 1972)
  • With David Newman

  • The Weapon (Atlantic, 1973)
  • With Shirley Scott

  • Superstition (Cadet, 1973)
  • With Charles Williams

  • Stickball (Mainstream, 1972)
  • With Deodato

  • Very Together (MCA, 1976)
  • With Billy Joel

  • acoustic guitar on "Honesty" on album 52nd Street (1978)
  • With David Sanborn

  • Heart to Heart 1978
  • With Michael Kenny

  • guitar on some tracks on self-titled Michael Kenny album (Tom Cat/RCA, 1976)
  • References

    David Spinozza Wikipedia


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