Larry Goldings

Larry Goldings, a Boston native (b. 1968), is known for his unique Hammond organ style and versatility across many keyboards. 1968) has travelled across the broad spectrum of jazz, where he is most well-known, as well as the worlds pop, funk, and alternative music. Goldings is highly sought after as a sideman. His sound can be heard on many albums by artists from virtually every musical genre. His distinctive playing has been featured on the albums of Christina Aguilera and Walter Becker, Solomon Burke. De La Soul, Robben For, Robben Ford. Robben Ford. Robben Hancock. Melody Gardot. Jesse Harris. Colin Hay. India.Arie. Al Jarreau. Norah Jones. John Mayer. Madeleine Peyroux. John Pizzarelli. David Sanborn. Luciana Souza. Goldings has worked closely with many artists, including Pat Metheny and Jim Hall, Maceo Parker and Madeleine Peyroux. Taylor’s retrospective album, One Man Band (Hear Music), represents the culmination of two and a half year worldwide tour, with Goldings as Mr. Taylor’s sole collaborator/accompanist, or “one man band.” The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified the album gold. It also features a Larry original composition, “School Song.” Larry, a leader, has released 15 albums. Many of these albums feature his long-standing organ trio with Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart, and others include Larry. The group is well-known for their innovative playing and hard-swinging but thoughtful music. Larry, along with John Scofield (ECM) and Jack DeJonnette received a Best Jazz Album Grammy nomination in 2007 for their album Trio Beyond – Saudades. Goldings’ reputation as an arranger, composer, and producer has grown over the past decade. Goldings’ compositions were recorded by Jack DeJohnette and Bob Dorough, Jim Hall as well as John Scofield, Toots Thigers, Curtis Stigers (Jane Monheit), Gaby Moreno, Sia Furler, and Curtis Stigers (Curtis Stigers), among others. His arrangements and songs also feature in Space Cowboys and Proof as well as Funny People. Goldings appears as a featured performer on Clint Eastwood’s 2009 documentary, The Dream’s on Me. He plays original arrangements of Johnny Mercer songs on piano and Hammond organ. Larry is also a sought-after musician in the advertising industry. He has composed music for Amtrak and Time Warner Cable. Current projects include the new CD, Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart: Live at Smalls (Smalls Live), which captures the group from the New York City jazz club that helped establish their reputation as one of the greatest organ trios playing today. In My Room (BFM Jazz), Goldings’ solo piano album, explored songs by Joni Mitchell and Brian Wilson. The album also features new compositions and prepared piano improvisations. Finally, When Larry Met Harry (Cafe Society Records) features Harry Allen, the saxophonist of note, and a great group with Vince Mendoza, special guest arranger for the Metropole Orchestra. from

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