Don Grusin

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Don Grusin
Don Grusin.jpg
Photo by Ryan San
Background information
Born (1941-04-22) April 22, 1941 (age 73)
Denver, Colorado, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupations Songwriter
Instruments Keyboard

Don Grusin (born April 22, 1941, Denver, Colorado, United States),[1] is an American songwriter, producer and keyboardist. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and, for a period of his life, taught at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as at Foothill College, California, before deciding to enter the music business full-time.[1]

He is the younger brother of Dave Grusin.[1]

Discography (solo albums)[edit]

  • 1981 - 10k-LA - JVC Records
  • 1983 - Don Grusin - JVC Records
  • 1988 - Sticks and Stones (with Dave Grusin) - GRP Records
  • 1990 - Raven - GRP Records
  • 1991 - Zephyr - GRP Records
  • 1992 - No Borders - GRP Records
  • 1993 - Native Land - GRP Records
  • 1994 - Banana Fish - GRP Records
  • 1998 - Laguna Cove - Don Grusin Music
  • 2004 - Traveling Fancy - Floreria/Nippon Crown
  • 2004 - The Hang - Sovereign Records
  • 2004 - Better Than Christmas (with Natali Rene) - Nati Records
  • 2005 - Old Friends and Relatives - Video Arts Music
  • 2006 - Geography (with Bill Sharpe) - JVC Records
  • 2008 - Piano in Venice - JVC Records
  • 2011 - One Night Only (with Dave Grusin) - C.A.R.E. Music Group
  • 2012 - Trans Atlántica (with Bill Sharpe) - Universal Music of Japan

Discography (as sideman)[edit]

  • 1978 - I Never Was A Cowboy (with Kenji Omura and Kazumi Watanabe) – Alfa
  • 1979 - Momento Brasileiro (with Billy Eckstine) – Som Livre Records, Brazil
  • 1979 - Friendship – Elektra Records
  • 1979 - Feel The Night (with Lee Ritenour) – Elektra Records
  • 1979 - Nightingale (with Gilberto Gil) - WEA International
  • 1981 - Whistling Midgets (with Dan Dean and Tom Collier) – Inner City Records
  • 1982 - 4x4 (with Casiopea, Lee Ritenour, Nathan East, Harvey Mason)
  • 1982 - Champion (with Tom Jans) – Canyon Records
  • 1983 - Maybe (with Yasuko Agawa) – JVC Records
  • 1983 - Two Eyes (with Brenda Russell) – Warner Bros Records
  • 1984 - TV (w/Mari Nakamoto) – JVC Records
  • 1985 - Browne Sugar (with Tom Browne) – Arista/GRP Records
  • 1985 - Musician (with Ernie Watts) – Qwest Records
  • 1985 - Whitestone (with Joe Pass) – Pablo Records
  • 1985 - Maisha (with Sadao Watanabe) - Elektra Records
  • 1986 - Sanctuary (with Ernie Watts) – Qwest Records
  • 1987 - Yauaretê (with Milton Nascimento) - Columbia
  • 1987 - Vício (with Simone) – Columbia Brasil
  • 1988 - Dori Caymmi (with Dori Caymmi) - Elektra Records
  • 1989 - Wait For Me (with Kate Markowitz and Christine Trulio) – Pony Canyon
  • 1989 - Maracuja (with Oscar Castro-Neves) – JVC Records
  • 1989 - Urban Daydreams (with David Benoit) – GRP Records
  • 1989 - Sky Light (with Ricardo Silveira) - Verve Records
  • 1989 - Round Trip (with Eric Marienthal) - GRP Records
  • 1990 - Amazon Secrets (with Ricardo Silveira) - Verve Records
  • 1990 - Love Is Gonna Getcha (with Patti Austin) - GRP Records
  • 1991 - Brazilian Serenata (with Dori Caymmi) - Qwest
  • 1991 - Sweet Deal (with Sadao Watanabe) - Elektra Records
  • 1993 - Tropical Heart (with Oscar Castro-Neves) - JVC Records
  • 1993 - Kicking Cans (with Dori Caymmi) - Qwest
  • 1993 - Dear Friends (with Abraham Laboriel) - Mesa/Bluemoon Records
  • 1994 - Forbidden Fruit (with Marion Meadows) - Novus Records
  • 1994 - Full Circle (with Shakatak) - Inside Out Music
  • 1995 - Moments (with Hiroko Kokubu) - JVC Records
  • 1996 - Ratamacue (with Harvey Mason) - Atlantic Records
  • 1997 - The Body Remembers (with Lorraine Feather) – Bean Bag Records
  • 1997 - Here in My Heart (with Kenny Rankin) - Private Music
  • 1997 - Easy Street (with Eric Marienthal) - Verve/Polygram Records
  • 1998 - State of the Heart (with Bill Sharpe) – Instinct Records
  • 1999 - Tocando Tierra (with Frank Quintero) – Latin World Entertainment Group
  • 2000 - Princess T (with Naoko Terai) – Video Arts Music
  • 2002 - Funkin for Jamaica (with Tom Browne) – Phantom Sound & Vision
  • 2003 - Speak No Evil (with Flora Purim) Narada Productions
  • 2003 - Playful Heart (with Oscar Castro-Neves) - Mack Avenue
  • 2003 - Cafe Society (with Lorraine Feather) – Sanctuary Records
  • 2006 - 30 Miles (with Natali Rene) - Nati Records
  • 2006 - All One (with Oscar Castro-Neves) - Mack Avenue
  • 2011 - Across The World (with Shakatak) - Secret Records

Note: Also a sideman and contributing composer on numerous albums by Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Collar, Matt. Don Grusin at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-23.

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