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Dave Matthews

p, *1942 US
Musician / Arranger / Producer / Conductor of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. David Richard Matthews

Dave (or David) Matthews (b. March 4, 1942) is an American Funk, Soul, Jazz and Pop artist. Pianist, producer, arranger, conductor and bandleader, David Matthews is well known for having been arranger for James Brown in the beginning of the 70s and later has been closely associated with Creed Taylor's CTI Records. He has also composed for television and commercial advertisement, but is also leader of both the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra and the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, two acts very popular in Japan. He has also worked with Paul Simon, Buddy Rich, Mark Murphy, Yana Purim, Morgana King, Esther Phillips and George Benson, to name a few. One of his main hits as a composer is Could Heaven Ever Be Like This, which he composed, arranged and produced for Idris Muhammad.

  • Piano
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Keyboards
  • Organ
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die - Live on Willie Nelson American Outlaw by Various Artists
On The Road Again - Live on On The Road Again by Various Artists
A Pirate Looks At Forty on Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of Kokua Festival, A Benefit For The Kokua Hawaii Foundation by Jack Johnson
I'm Alive (with Dave Matthews) on Lucky Old Sun by Kenny Chesney
On the Road Again - Live at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA - April 30, 2023 on Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 by Willie Nelson
Stay Or Leave on Some Devil by Dave Matthews
Oh on Some Devil by Dave Matthews
Gravedigger on Some Devil by Dave Matthews
So Damn Lucky on Some Devil by Dave Matthews
Funny How Time Slips Away - Live at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA - April 30, 2023 on Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 by Willie Nelson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Take Me To The Mardi Gras / SandwormsBob James / Dave Matthews2018Single
Sing AlongBlue Man Group feat. Dave Matthews2003Single
Hello GoodbyeDave Matthews & Central Park Kids2003Album
Back To BachDave Matthews & Manhattan Jazz Orchestra2000Album
And Then It HappenedDave Matthews1989Album
The Best Of David MatthewsDave Matthews1988Compil.
The SidewinderManhattan Jazz Quintet : Lew Soloff, George Young, Dave Matthews, Eddie Gomez, Steve Gadd1986Album
Keeping CountTatsuya Takahashi & Tokyo Union Big Band Arranged By Dave Matthews1986Album
Autumn LeavesManhattan Jazz Quintet : Lew Soloff, George Young, Dave Matthews, Charnett Moffett, Steve Gadd1985Album
Speed DemonDave Matthews & The First Calls1985Album
David Matthews N.Y. Connection IIDave Matthews1982Album
N.Y. Connection = N.Y.コネクション(I)Dave Matthews1982Compil.
Grand CrossDave Matthews1981Album
Super Funky SaxDave Matthews1980Album
Cosmic CityDave Matthews And The Electric Birds1980Album
Digital LoveDave Matthews & The Electric Birds1979Album
Theme From Star WarsDave Matthews1977Single
Tema Dal Film Guerre Stellari (Theme From Star Wars) / San FranciscoDave Matthews / Village People1977Single
DuneDave Matthews1977Album
Shoogie Wanna Boogie / Gotta Be Where You AreDave Matthews1976Single
Shoogie Wanna BoogieDave Matthews With Whirlwind1976Album
You Keep Me Hanging OnDave Matthews1976Single
Magic's In The Air / Boy, I Really Tied One On / You Keep Me Hanging OnEsther Phillips / Dave Matthews1976Album
Big Band Recorded Live At The "Five Spot"Dave Matthews1975Album
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