Saturday, October 28, 2017

Danny Gottlieb - 1989 "Whirlwind"

"Whirlwind" is pretty good late '80's fusion jazz from Danny Gottlieb backed by greats like John Abercrombie, John Herington, and Chuck Loeb on guitars, Mark Egan on bass, Bill Evans on sax, and many more.

Danny Gottlieb is one of the most popular drummers in jazz and contemporary music. While best known as the drummer in the original Pat Metheny Group, Danny, during the past 25 years, has performed and recorded with some of the world’s greatest musicians.
As a group member, he has worked with the following ensembles: Jeff Berlin Trio; Gary Burton Quartet; Stan Getz Quintet; Pat Metheny Group; Gil Evans Orchestra; Bobby McFerrin Trio; Eddie Gomez Group; Michael Franks Band; John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra; Al DiMeola Project; Mike Stern Trio; Manhattan Jazz Quintet; Manhattan Jazz Orchestra: GRP Big Band; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; Joe Beck Trio; Lew Soloff Food Group; George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band; WDR Big Band; NDR Big Band; Tip Toe Jazz Orchestra; Randy Brecker Quartet; Neenah Freelon Group; Blues Brothers Band; Booker T and the MG’s; Jazz is Dead; Pete Levin Trio; Ali Ryerson-Joe Beck Group; Joanne Brackeen Quartet; Bobby Rydell; Joe Farrell Quintet; Andy Laverne Quintet; Jacqui Naylor Band; Fritz Renold Friends; Haru Trio; Knut Varnes Group; Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra; Loren Schoenberg Big band; Airto and Flora Purim Group; Chuck Owen Jazz Surge; Jack Wilkins Group, and many more…
Danny has also performed or recorded with: Sting; David Byrne; Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea; Jim Hall; Miroslav Vitous; Wayne Shorter; Larry Coryell; Kenny Barron; Rufus Reid; Branford Marsalis; Hiram Bullock; Bill Evans; Nana Vasconcellos; Trilok Gurtu; Dino Saluzzi; Mark Murphy; Chris Conner; Mike Abene; Gerry Mulligan; Clark Terry; Ernie Wilkins; Mike Wolff; Badal Roy; Hubert Laws; Mike Richmond; Jeff Richman; Russell Ferrante; Jimmy Haslip, and many more…
Danny appears on over 300 cd’s to date, including 5 Grammy winners. As a leader, Danny has 5 cd’s under his own name, 9 as co-leader of Elements, with Mark Egan; 2 as co-leader with Pete Levin, and 3 as co-leader of the Contempo trio, with Mark Soskin and Chip Jackson.


01. Tropic Heat 
02. Reef Warriors 
03. Twilight Drive 
04. Just Passing By 
05. Return To Kali Au 
06. Percussion Of The Spirit 
07. Open Road 
08. Nevermore 
09. Hold On! 
10. Whirlwind 
11. Percussion Of The Spirit (Part 2)


Danny Gottlieb - Drums 
John Abercrombie, John Herington, Chuck Loeb - Guitars 
Cafe, Nana Vasconcelos, Trilok Gurtu - Percussion 
Mark Egan, Chip Jackson - Bass 
Doug Hall, Gregory Smith, Steve Sauber, Mitchel Forman - Keyboards   
Bill Evans, Lenny Pickett  - Saxophone 
Lew Soloff - Trumpet

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