• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Creatchy´s work

The extraordinary new release Tribute to Jeff, a 75 member all-star memorial to famed Grammy winning drummer Jeff Porcaro, marks David Garfield’s solo debut under his own name. The album’s fascinating breadth of styles, arrangements and top name band member contributions are a fitting culmination and reflection of Garfield’s two decade plus career-span notable for his amazing genre-to-genre diversity, all-star collaborations and success as a lead performer, composer, arranger and musical director for some of popular music’s leading artists.

Garfield has one of those who’s who, what’s what resumes that begs the question, what HASN’T he done? Over the span of his career, he’s scored and recorded for films (“Annie,” “Always” with J.D. Souther), Television (“Fame” and its five accompanying “Kids from Fame” recordings), and commercials (Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Seven Up). He’s produced 25 albums and appeared on close to 80, with such artists as Cher, Boz Scaggs, Larry Carlton, Spinal Tap, The Manhattan Transfer, Keiko Matsui and The Rippingtons; toured with Earl Klugh, Michael McDonald, Nancy Wilson, Oleta Adams/Luther Vandross, and Brenda Russell, and was musical director for George Benson (from 1986-90) and Dianne Reeves; appeared on The Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall and Solid Gold; and has composed and recorded over 100 original compositions.

As if that array of challenges weren’t enough to satisfy his creative urges, Garfield has led several popular bands rock/jazz/funk/world beat fusion bands in Los Angeles since his arrival in the mid-70s. The first of these was Karizma, which he formed with top session players Carlos Vega, Lenny Castro, Mike Landau and Jimmy Johnson. Karizma played sold out club dates in L.A. for years and released four albums (“Dream Come True”, “Cuba,” “All The Way Live,” and “Arms of Love”) to great success in Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. At one point, Karizma, which still regroups every so often, also toured extensively, including dates with Sadao Watanabe, Jeff Lorber and the Yellowjackets.

Garfield and longtime friend/collaborator, guitarist Steve Lukather from Toto, formed Los Lobotomys in 1985, and this band has also met with great success in L.A. and abroad. In 1994, Garfield and Lukather produced the guitarist’s second solo album “The Candyman” on Sony International. The project featured Fee Waybill from the Tubes and Simon Phillips, drummer for The Who, and the band embarked on a sell out tour of Europe and Japan, sharing stages with Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith and others.

As is typical of his musical resume, Garfield has worked on a number of unique projects over the past few years, both at home, in Europe and Japan. The Los Lobotomys tour led to a long-term scoring assignment on a German TV show, and he has produced various Japanese artists in addition to working with top Italian singing star Eros Ramazzotti. Garfield has also performed at Keyboard Magazine’s 20th Anniversary Concert at the NAMM show alongside Bruce Hornsby and Joe Zawinul; played at the Modern Drummer magazine’s anniversary concert with Steve Ferrone; scored the syndicated TV show “Sentinel”; sat in with Isaac Hayes and The Blues Brothers at a House of Blues benefit concert; released two DCI instructional videos on how to play rock and roll keyboards; written music for the trailer for the Billy Crystal-Robin Williams comedy “Father’s Day” with James Newton-Howard, and background cues for Good Day L.A. In between these gigs, he was pouring over the logistics and finally the recording sessions for the Tribute to Jeff release.

Garfield also formed a production company, Creatchy Productions. With access to the top studio musicians and state of the art technological equipment, they have offered modern production values to both commercial and experimental projects. Creatchy Productions has released eight projects by various artists, and has accessed the Japanese youth market. By continuing to craft world music with Contemporary Jazz and to delve into new international technologies, Garfield has secured his niche as a visionary in contemporary music.

At first glance, all of these diverse projects may seem to have little in common with his earliest gigs touring and recording with Willie Bobo, Freddie Hubbard and Tom Scott. But at age 40, the Chicago born, New York and St. Louis bred Garfield can summarize his entire, admittedly all encompassing career in three simple words: “I make music. That’s my mission statement. Things developed slowly over time, till I was playing every different kind of music in unique situations.

Always going against the grain, doing music that may not have been the in thing at the time but hanging around until it became popular”.”It all goes back to when I was seven years old, first learning the piano,” he adds. “There seemed like a great spiritual connection there, and I felt compelled to keep playing. I started my life playing rock, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk and started meeting more and more jazz musicians in St. Louis which made jazz a logical second love for me. It’s been an incredible education.”

Read more about David Garfield´s work at his official website.

Discography

Jammin´Outside The Box

Creatchy Records 2018

Tracks: Go Home, Chasing Pavements, Please Don’t Go, Stay, Lovin’ You, Fragile (Instrumental), Jamming, One Like You, Waiting For Your Love, Rainbow Seeker (Electric), The Highways Of My Life, Rock Steady, What You Won’t Do For Love, Harvest Time (Electric), Jamming (Bonus Radio Version), Go Home (Bonus Radio Version), Stay (Bonus Radio Version), Jamming (Bonus Alternate Radio Version) & Go Home (Single Version).

Musicians on the Jammin´Outside The Box: David Garfield, Kirk Whalum, George Benson, Smokey Robinson, Michael McDonald, Eric Marienthal, Marcus Miller, Oleta Adams, Phil Perry, Rick Braun, John Klemmer, Kenya Hathaway, Bill Champlin, David Sanborn, Ray Parker Jr. and others.

Jazz Outside The Box

Creatchy Records 2018

Tracks: Fragile, Harvest Time (Acoustic), In A Sentimental Mood, Roxanne, Song For My Father (Full-Length), Rainbow Seeker (Acoustic), Stolen Moments, Voodoo Gumbo/Citizen Coryell, East Lou Brew, Sophisticated Lady, Red Baron, Country Preacher, Prophecy, My Favorite Things & Song For My Father (Radio Version).

Musicians on the Jazz Outside The Box album: David Garfield, Bruce Hamada, Diego Figueiredo, Sam Miguel Perez, Kevin Richard, Vinnie Colaiuta, Carlitos Del Puerto, Michael Landau, Jimmy Johnson, Oz Noy, Richie Garcia, Larry Klimas, Emil Richards, John Pena, Jimmy Branly, Joey DeLeon Jr., Luis Conte, Walt Fowler, Robbie Wyckoff, Joe Porcaro, Chuck Berghofer, Bill Champlin, Carmen Grillo, Chuck Findley, Tony Pulizzi, Michael Thompson, Lenny Castro, John Desmore, Jason Scheff, Will Lee, Marty Ehrlich, Denny Dias, James Harrah, Steve Jordan, Dean Parks, Jimmy Earl, Larry Coryell, Vince Wilburn Jr., Darryl Jones, Leslie Smith, Pete Christlieb, Walfredo Reyes Sr., Fransisco Torres, Dayren Santamaria, Lia Branly, Leland Sklar, Steve Tavaglione, Mike Finnigan, Steve Ferrone, Steve Sykes, Robert Greenridge, Terry Trotter, Marvin Horne, Neil Stubenhaus, Curt Bisquera, Richard Tokatz, Charlie Bisharat String Quartet, Poncho Sanchez, Randy Brecker, Tom Scott, Michael McDonald, Eric Marienthal, Brian Auger, Larry Coryell, Wallace Roney, Bennie Maupin, Chuck Loeb, Airto Moreira & Pete Christlieb.

Toolbox

Audiophile Productions 2012

Tracks: The Loft, Ana Maria, Ganja, Indiansong, Latin Slam, In The Shadow Of Love, Corbitt Van Brauer & Nothing Personal.

Musicians on the Toolbox album: David Garfield, Michael O´Neill, James Earl, Larry Klimas & Walfredo Reyes.

Toolbox

Audiophile Productions 2011

Tracks: The Loft, Ana Maria, Ganja, Indiansong, Latin Slam, In The Shadow Of Love, Corbitt Van Brauer & Nothing Personal.

Musicians on the Toolbox album: David Garfield, Michael O´Neill, James Earl, Larry Klimas & Walfredo Reyes.

Pool Of Friendship

Creatchy Records 2008

Tracks: Pool Of Friendship (LEN anthem), Winning Wawes (LEN trailer), Safe Water, Too Bunch Samba, Let´s Stay Together, Keep The Faith, Stream Of Serenity, Ire, Deep Within Each Man, Still Waters Run Deep, Gotta Make A Change, Time Will Tell, Winning Waves (remix) & Pool Of Friendship (remix).

Musicians on the “Pool Of Friendship” album: David Garfield, Alex Ligertwood, Jason Scheff, Bill Champlin, Don Henley, Richard Marx, David Pack, Phil Perry, Leslie Smith, Paulette Brown, Steve Ferrone, Forrest Robinson, John Pena, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gregg Bissonette, Carlos Vega, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Earl, Dean Cortez, Nathan East, Michael Landau, Dean Parks, Tim Pierce, James Harrah, Ricardo Silviera, David T. Walker, Michael O´Neill, Steve Farris, Airto Moreira, Lenny Castro, Michito Sanchez, Chris Trujilo, Larry Klimas, Walt Fowler, Steve Tavaglione, Harry Kim, Neil Larsen, Benmont Tench, David Paich & Joe Sample.

Tribute To Jeff Revisited

Creatchy Records 2005

Tracks are: E Minor Shuffle, Let´s Stay Together, Twenty-One Drum Salute, Lowdown, If Six Was Nine, Bag´s Groove, My Heart Wants To Know, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Babylon Sisters, Stuffy, Jeff´s Strut, Big Bone, Long Time No Groove, My Late Mate Nate (Studio Jam) & Lowdown (Alternate Mix).

Musicians on the Tribute To Jeff album: David Garfield, Joe Porcaro, David Sanborn, Michael McDonald, Jay Graydon, Larry Carlton, David Pack, Richard Marx, Bill Champlin, Paul Barrere, Gregg Bisonette, Michael Boddicker, Paulette Browne, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Denny Diaz, Chuck Domanico, Nathan East, Luis Enrique, Peter Erskine, John Ferrro, Steve Ferrone, Brandon Fields, Mike Finnegan, Walt Fowler, Steve Gadd, John Guerin, Jimmy Haslip, Richie Hayward, Don Henley, Jerry Hey, James Newton Howard, Ralph Humprey, David Hungate, Tris Imboden, Paul Jackson Jr. , Abe Laboriels Sr., Mchael Landau, Will Lee, Steve Lukather, David Paich, John Pena, Gregg Philliganes, Simon Philips, Miles Porcaro, Chris Porcaro, Nico Porcaro, Joe Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Chase Porcaro Duddy, Bernard Purdie, Emil Richards, Joe Sample, Michito Sanchez, Boz Scaggs, Jason Scheff, Tom Scott, Bob Sheppard, Lee Sklar, Neil Stubenhaus, Fred Tackett, Benmont Tench, Chris Trujillo, Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Vega, David T.J. Walker, Freddy Washington, Dave Weckl, David Williams & Joseph Williams.

Seasons Of Change

Creatchy Records 2005

Tracks: El Judio Magnifico, Aquas De Marcos (Waters Of March), Too Shy To Say, Summertime, Prophecy, Chino MacDonald, Harvest Time, Manha De Carnival (A Day In The Life Of A Fool), One Finger Snap & Gracias (Thank You).

Musicians on the Seasons Of Change album: David Garfield, Luis Conte & Abraham Laboriel.

The State Of Things

ESC Records 2005

Tracks: Me, Five Storks, Miles, Black Cadillac, Forest For The Trees, If Six Was Nine, Aliens, Naima, Toast For Eli, Nardis, Chimo & Tsunami.

Musicians on the Giving Back album: Davd Garfield , Michael Landau, Steve Tavaglione, John Pena, Jimmy Johnson, Steve Lukather, Will Lee, Randy Brecker, Michael Brecker, Larry Klimas, Brandon Fields, Eddie Van Halen, Mike Miller, Walt Fowler , Mike Porcaro, Allan Holdsworth, Carlos Vega, Abraham Laboriel, Vinnie Colaiuta, Simon Phillips, Gregg Bissonette, John Guerin & Lenny Castro.

Giving Back

Creatchy Records 2003

Tracks: Desert Hideaway, Laws Of Love, Tune For Tony, The One With A Broken Heart, Time Will Tell, For The Love Of You, Sweet PC, Tok, Josie, Zuke, Los & Satori.

Musicians on the Giving Back album: David Garfield, Alex Ligertwood, Steve Farris, Michael O’Neill, Paul Jackson Jr., Tim Pierce, Steve Lukather, David Williams, Ricardo Silviera, Mike Miller, Lee Ritenour, Greg Phillinganes, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jimmy Earl, Will Lee, Freddie Washington, Jimmy Johnson, John Pena, Steve Ferrone, Ricky Lawson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gregg Bissonette, Simon Phillips, Lenny Castro, Arito Moreira, Gerald Albright, Larry Klimas, Michael Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, Randy Brecker, June Kuramoto, Jason Scheff & Bill Champlin.

Also released on Daiki Sound Records in 2003.

Riding Bean

Creatchy Records 2001

Tracks: Road Buster, Bad Girl, Dealin´ Down, Bean Bandit Boogie, Brewy´s Bag, King Of The Road, Hit The Highway, Get Out Of My Way, Kickin´ Booty & Runnin´ The Road.

Musicians on the Riding Bean album: David Garfield, Phil Perry, Andrea Robinson, Paulette Brown, Leslie Smith, Kate Markowitz, Carlos Vega, Lenny Castro, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Landau, Teddy Castellucci, Steve Tavaglione, Brandon Fields, Larry Klimas & Ralf Rickert.

“I Am The Cat,……………man”

Creatchy Records 1998

Tracks are: Strawberry Fields, Memories Of Rio, Blues For Mr. J, Deep Within Each Man, Layla, Night Of The Frothing Comas, From Above, Sexual Harassment & All We Got To Do Is Try.

Musicians on the “I Am The Cat,…………….man” album: David Garfield, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gregg Bissonette, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte, Michito Sanchez, Nathan East, John Pena, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Mike Miller, Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, Larry Klimas, Jason Scheff, Phil Perry & Paulette Browne.

Also released on Cool Sound Records 1998.

Recollections

Creatchy Records 1997

Tracks: Airegin, I Remember Clifford, Dolphin Dance, Giant Steps, Naima, Englishman In New York, Miles (Milestones), Peace & Nardis.

Musicians on the Play The Favorite Tunes album: David Garfield, Terry Trotter, Mike Lang, Bob Sheppard, John Guerin, Abraham Laboriel, Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, Chuck Domanico, Larry Klimas & Michael Landau.

L.A. Keyboard Project

Creatchy Records 1997

Tracks: Mossoro´ Motion, Synthi-Sights, Mr. Alibi, Uncle Will´s Ting (Rub-A-Dub Style), Joined Together, Indian Song, Hip Hop (“Ferrante And Creature”) & Plantaichn´ Boogie Blues (To Randy, Bonnie And Leon).

Musicians on the Joined Together album: David Garfield, Terry Trotter, David Paich, Russell Ferrante, Steve Porcaro, David Witham, William Kennedy, Jimmy Johnson, Michito Sanchez, Chuck Domonico, Vinnie Colaiuta, Freddie Washington Jr, Gerry Brown, Alan Hirshberg, Larry Klimas, Steve Lukather, Luis Conte, Will Lee, Carlos Vega, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Phil Perry & Jim Keltner.

Tribute To Jeff

Sweeca Pony Canyon 1997

Tracks are: E Minor Shuffle, Let´s Stay Together, Twenty-One Drum Salute, Lowdown, If Six Was Nine, Bag´s Groove, My Heart Wants To Know, It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry, Babylon Sisters, Stuffy, Jeff´s Strut, Big Bone & Long Time No Groove.

Musicians on the Tribute To Jeff album: David Garfield, Joe Porcaro, David Sanborn, Michael McDonald, Jay Graydon, Larry Carlton, David Pack, Richard Marx, Bill Champlin, Paul Barrere, Gregg Bisonette, Michael Boddicker, Paulette Browne, Lenny Castro, Vinnie Colaiuta, Luis Conte, Denny Diaz, Chuck Domanico, Nathan East, Luis Enrique, Peter Erskine, John Ferrro, Steve Ferrone, Brandon Fields, Mike Finnegan, Walt Fowler, Steve Gadd, John Guerin, Jimmy Haslip, Richie Hayward, Don Henley, Jerry Hey, James Newton Howard, Ralph Humprey, David Hungate, Tris Imboden, Paul Jackson Jr. , Abe Laboriels Sr., Mchael Landau, Will Lee, Steve Lukather, David Paich, John Pena, Gregg Philliganes, Simon Philips, Miles Porcaro, Chris Porcaro, Nico Porcaro, Joe Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Mike Porcaro, Chase Porcaro Duddy, Bernard Purdie, Emil Richards, Joe Sample, Michito Sanchez, Boz Scaggs, Jason Scheff, Tom Scott, Bob Sheppard, Lee Sklar, Neil Stubenhaus, Fred Tackett, Benmont Tench, Chris Trujillo, Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Vega, David T.J. Walker, Freddy Washington, Dave Weckl, David Williams & Joseph Williams.

Riding Bean

Toshiba EMI Ltd 1993

Tracks: Road Buster, Bad Girl, Dealin´ Down, Bean Bandit Boogie, Brewy´s Bag, King Of The Road, Hit The Highway, Get Out Of My Way, Kickin´ Booty & Runnin´ The Road.

Musicians on the Riding Bean album: David Garfield, Phil Perry, Andrea Robinson, Paulette Brown, Leslie Smith, Kate Markowitz, Carlos Vega, Lenny Castro, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Landau, Teddy Castellucci, Steve Tavaglione, Brandon Fields, Larry Klimas & Ralf Rickert.

More Toolbox

Vital Records 1992

Tracks : Ugetsu, Memories Of Rio, How Unfortunate, Ancient Temple, Roberto, Just For The Moment, Dark And Loose & Inyo Moon.

Musicians on the More Toolbox album: David Garfield, Michael O´Neill, Larry Klimas, John Leftwich, Art Rodrigiez & Efrain Toro.

Toolbox

Vital Records 1992

Tracks: The Loft, Ana Maria, Ganja, Indiansong, Latin Slam, In The Shadow Of Love, Corbitt Van Brauer & Nothing Personal.

Musicians on the Toolbox album: David Garfield, Michael O´Neill, James Earl, Larry Klimas & Walfredo Reyes.

Recollections

SOHBI Records 1991

Tracks: Airegin, I Remember Clifford, Dolphin Dance, Giant Steps, Naima, Englishman In New York, Miles (Milestones), Peace & Nardis.

Musicians on the Play The Favorite Tunes album: David Garfield, Terry Trotter, Mike Lang, Bob Sheppard, John Guerin, Abraham Laboriel, Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, Chuck Domanico, Larry Klimas & Michael Landau.

L.A. Keyboard Project

SOHBI Records 1990

Tracks: Mossoro´ Motion, Synthi-Sights, Mr. Alibi, Uncle Will´s Ting (Rub-A-Dub Style), Joined Together, Indian Song, Hip Hop (“Ferrante And Creature”) & Plantaichn´ Boogie Blues (To Randy, Bonnie And Leon).

Musicians on the Joined Together album: David Garfield, Terry Trotter, David Paich, Russell Ferrante, Steve Porcaro, David Witham, William Kennedy, Jimmy Johnson, Michito Sanchez, Chuck Domonico, Vinnie Colaiuta, Freddie Washington Jr, Gerry Brown, Alan Hirshberg, Larry Klimas, Steve Lukather, Luis Conte, Will Lee, Carlos Vega, Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuna, Phil Perry & Jim Keltner.

Riding Bean

Toshiba EMI Ltd 1988

Tracks: Road Buster, Bad Girl, Dealin´ Down, Bean Bandit Boogie, Brewy´s Bag, King Of The Road, Hit The Highway, Get Out Of My Way, Kickin´ Booty & Runnin´ The Road.

Musicians on the Riding Bean album: David Garfield, Phil Perry, Andrea Robinson, Paulette Brown, Leslie Smith, Kate Markowitz, Carlos Vega, Lenny Castro, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Landau, Teddy Castellucci, Steve Tavaglione, Brandon Fields, Larry Klimas & Ralf Rickert.

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