David Matthews Trio With Eddie Gomez And Steve Gadd

  Wed, Aug 14
08:30 PM

  315 W 44th St
New York, New York,United States 10036




David Matthews, the son of a Methodist minister, was born in Sonora, Kentucky on March 4, 1942. He was educated at the University of Cincinnati where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from its' Conservatory of Music. From l966-68, David led a jazz/dance band on tour in Germany and Italy. During the next two years he played in jazz clubs in and around Cincinnati. From l970 to 75 he was the arranger and bandleader for James Brown Productions. In l971, David moved to New York where he worked steadily as a free-lance arranger and writer. He worked on albums, singles, radio and TV commercials and film scores. He arranged or composed albums or tracks for Buddy Rich, Mark Murphy, Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Walker, Blue Mitchell, the J.B.'s, Starland Vocal Band, Stephanie Mills, Earl Klugh, Phoebe Snow, Donald Bird, Crystal Gayle, Frank Sinatra, David Sanborn and Paul Simon. From l975 - 78 David was the staff arranger for CTI Records writing, arranging and producing rec