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Don Grolnick

Don Grolnick

born on 23/9/1947 in Levittown, NY, United States

died on 1/6/1996 in New York City, NY, United States

Links www.dongrolnick.com (English)

Don Grolnick

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Don Grolnick (September 23, 1947 – June 1, 1996) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and record producer. He was a member of the groups Steps Ahead and Dreams, both with Michael Brecker, and played often with the Brecker Brothers. As a session musician, he recorded with Billy Cobham, Roberta Flack, Harry Chapin, Dave Holland, Bette Midler, Marcus Miller, Bob Mintzer, Linda Ronstadt, David Sanborn, Carly Simon, J. D. Souther, Steely Dan, and James Taylor.[1]

Career

Grolnick was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Levittown, New York. He began his musical life on accordion but later switched to piano. His interest in jazz began as a child when his father took him to a Count Basie concert, and soon after they also saw Erroll Garner perform at Carnegie Hall. He attended Tufts University with a major in philosophy.

After he left Tufts, he formed the jazz-rock band Fire & Ice with Ken Melville on guitar and Stuart Schulman, his friend since childhood, on bass guitar. They were the opening act for B.B. King, The Jeff Beck Group, and the Velvet Underground at Boston clubs like the Boston Tea Party and The Ark. This was Grolnick's first foray into rock and blues as a performer, and he began to write within the medium as well. Grolnick moved back to New York in 1969 and joined Melville in the jazz fusion band "D".

Grolnick died at the age of 48 on June 1, 1996 from Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Discography

As leader/co-leader

  • Imagine My Surprise, Dreams (1972)
  • Hearts and Numbers (Windham Hill, 1985)
  • Weaver of Dreams (Blue Note, 1990)
  • Nighttown (Blue Note, 1992)
  • Medianoche (Warner Bros., 1995)
  • London Concert (Fuzzy Music, 2000)[2]

With Steps Ahead

  • 1983 Steps Ahead
  • 1982 Smokin' in the Pit

With Brecker Brothers

  • 1975 The Brecker Bros.
  • 1976 Back to Back
  • 1977 Don't Stop the Music
  • 1980 Detente

As sideman

With Gato Barbieri

  • 1976 Caliente!
  • 1978 Ruby, Ruby
  • 1988 Passion and Fire

With Joe Beck

  • 1975 Beck (Kudu)

With George Benson

  • 1975 Good King Bad (CTI)
  • 1976 Benson & Farrell with Joe Farrell (CTI)

With Ron Carter

  • 1975 Anything Goes (Kudu)
  • 1976 Yellow & Green (CTI)
  • 1982 El Noche Sol

With Peter Erskine

  • 1982 Peter Erskine
  • 1986 Transition

With Steve Khan

  • 1977 Tightrope
  • 1978 The Blue Man
  • 1979 Arrows

With Melissa Manchester

  • 1974 Bright Eyes
  • 1977 Singin'...

With The Manhattan Transfer

  • 1975 The Manhattan Transfer
  • 1977 Pastiche

With Bob Mintzer

  • 1982 Source
  • 1983 Papa Lips
  • 1985 Incredible Journey
  • 1988 Spectrum
  • 1989 Urban Contours

With Esther Phillips

  • 1975 Esther Phillips and Joe Beck
  • 1975 What a Diff'rence a Day Makes
  • 1976 Capricorn Princess
  • 1976 For All We Know

With Bonnie Raitt

  • 1974 Streetlights
  • 1979 The Glow

With Linda Ronstadt

  • 1977 Simple Dreams
  • 1978 Living in the USA
  • 1982 Get Closer
  • 1983 What's New
  • 1984 Lush Life
  • 1986 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 1989 Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind


With David Sanborn

  • 1975 Beck & Sanborn
  • 1975 Taking Off
  • 1978 Heart to Heart
  • 1979 Hideaway
  • 1984 Straight to the Heart
  • 1987 A Change of Heart
  • 1988 Love Songs

With John Scofield

  • 1986 Still Warm
  • 1988 Flat Out

With Don Sebesky

  • 1976 The Rape of El Morro
  • 1980 Sebesky Fantasy

With Carly Simon

  • 1978 Boys in the Trees
  • 1979 Spy
  • 1980 Come Upstairs
  • 1983 Hello Big Man

With Steely Dan

  • 1976 The Royal Scam
  • 1977 Aja
  • 1980 Gaucho

With James Taylor

  • 1974 Walking Man
  • 1979 Flag
  • 1981 Dad Loves His Work
  • 1985 That's Why I'm Here
  • 1988 Never Die Young
  • 1991 New Moon Shine

With John Tropea

  • 1975 Tropea
  • 1977 Short Trip to Space
  • 1979 To Touch You Again
  • 1991 NYC Cats Direct

With others

References

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Don Grolnick". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Don Grolnick | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Don Grolnick | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 May 2017. 

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