David Garfield with
David Garfield’s mission
statement is “I make music.” And “make music” he does, as a
world-renowned keyboard artist, producer, and composer. Be it jazz,
rock, funk, or world beat – he is the creative force behind the
production of many internationally acclaimed recordings.
David started his career with jazz greats such as Willie Bobo, Freddie
Hubbard, and Tom Scott in the 70’s. After being on the L.A. scene for
several years, he moved into the vast studio world and earned a
reputation for fine craftsmanship and versatility. This work led to
composing opportunities for television, film, and commercials (NBC /
Disney / Nippon Television /
His first international release on Creatchy Records, “Tribute to Jeff,”
featured 78 musicians and artists including Don Henley, Eddie Van
Halen, Michael McDonald, and Richard Marx, a virtual who’s who in the
Garfield continues to have ongoing music relationships with George
Benson (he is frequently Benson’s Musical Director), Boz Scaggs, and
Natalie Cole. Over the years, he has recorded with Cher, Spinal Tap,
The Rippingtons, Ratt, Larry Carlton, and Smokey Robinson and has
performed live with Michael Bolton, The Blue Brothers, Brenda Russell,
and Rick Braun to name a few.
There’s something deep in the
soul of Scotland that produces great blues and R&B singers. Some of
wold’s top vocalists over the years, from Rod Stewart to Maggie Bell to
Santana’s lead vocalist Alex Ligertwood, have come out of that
musically fertile land.
One of the first to spot Ligertwood’s big soulful voice was Jeff Beck.
He promptly made Ligertwood lead vocalist for the Jeff Beck band in the
early seventies. Next up was a stint with another legendary British
band, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express. Alex recorded four albums with
Auguer’s jazz-rock unit, delivering scorching vocals, playing rhythm
guitar, as well as co-writing the albums with Brian Auger. During
the same period, Ligertwood performed and recorded with fellow Scottish
soul-mates, the Average White Band. His lead vocals are featured on
three Average White Band recordings.
In the late seventies, Ligertwood served as vocalist/guitarist and
co-writer with Narda Michael Walden Band before joining Santana in
1979. It has proven to be an ideal match. Ligertwood brings a vocal
intensity that feeds the volcanic playing of Carlos Santana. He has
recorded and co-wrote eight albums for Santana.
His vocal talents have also been featured with Spyro Gyra, Ben E. King,
Didier Lockwood, Carly Simon, The Dixie Dreggs, Michelle Colombier, Pat
Simmons of the Dobbie Brotheres, Jeff Lorber, and many others.
Get ready for
David Garfield and Alex Ligertwood!
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David Garfield Bio (pdf)
Ligertwood Bio (doc)
Garfield / Alex Ligertwood Highlights (doc)
Garfield Credits (doc)
Syracuse Jazz Festival (pdf)
Ligertwood Hi-Res Photo (jpg)
Alex Ligertwood Hi-Res
Photo #2 (jpg)
with Alex Ligertwood "Josie" (mp3)
with Alex Ligertwood "The One with The Broken Heart" (mp3)
David Garfield - Creatchy Productions
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