David Becker - photo by Manfred Pollart
|Origin||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Genres||Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary|
|Years active||1986— present|
David Becker is an American, two-time Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and producer, leader of the David Becker Tribune. Becker is also a graduate of GIT Musicians Institute.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, they released several critically acclaimed recordings while touring the US extensively. DBT's first label was MCA, which released two recordings, including the jazz radio chart-topper Siberian Express that was co-produced by Ken Caillat. The band moved on to Bluemoon Records in the early '90s, releasing two more recordings. In 1992, Becker along with his brother Bruce, drummer and co-founder, relocated to Europe, where they continued to perform and record.
In 2000, the DBT re-emerged in the US with a DVD audio recording Germerica. More was heard from the band with 2004's "Where's Henning", which managed to make it to the jazz radio charts. A solo venture, Euroland, and a duo with jazz guitar great Joe Diorio, The Color of Sound (Acoustic Music Records), followed in 2005. In 2007, the critically acclaimed CD Leaving Argentina was released in Europe and followed in the USA in 2008. The band has been more actively touring the USA, as well as South America and Europe. Becker can also be heard on two tracks of the new Colbie Caillat recording Breakthrough, released in August 2009. Becker is also heard on four tracks of the latest Colbie Caillat release, All of You.
Batavia was released world wide on August 6, 2010, to coincide with 65th anniversary of the dropping of the Atom bomb in Japan. All the compositions on this recording have been directly influenced by or written about the experiences of Becker's mother’s (who is Dutch) family in Indonesia and their internment in a Japanese concentration camp during WWII. Batavia was voted as one of the Best World Music recordings of 2010 by World Music Central.org.
- 1986: Long Peter Madsen (MCA)
- 1988: Siberian Express (MCA)
- 1990: Third Time Around (Blue Moon Records)
- 1991: In Motion (Blue Moon)
- 1995: Nevsky Prospekt (Pinorrekk Records)
- 2001: Germerica (Silverline)
- 2004: Where's Henning? (Acoustic Music)
- 2005: Euroland (Cool Springs)
- 2005: The Color of Sound (Acoustic Music)
- 2007: Leaving Argentina (Acoustic Music)
- 2010: Batavia (Acoustic Music)
- 2013: Distance Traveled (Acoustic Music)