Danny Gottlieb

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Danny Gottlieb
Birth name Daniel Richard Gottlieb
Born (1953-04-18) April 18, 1953 (age 63)
New York
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, educator
Instruments Drums
Years active 1976–present
Labels Antilles, BMG, Wavetone, Atlantic, Nicolosi Productions
Associated acts Pat Metheny Group, Elements, Gil Evans Orchestra, Lt. Dan Band

Danny Gottlieb (born April 18, 1953) is an American freelance drummer. In 2004 he became the drummer for Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band. He is also known for his time with the Pat Metheny Group, as co-founder of the group Elements with Mark Egan, and as a member of the Gil Evans Orchestra until Evans's death in 1988. He has performed on over 400 CDs, earning nine Grammy nominations and four wins. He is a member of the University of North Florida faculty, where he teaches as a full-time Professor of Jazz Studies.

Gottlieb has made over ten instructional DVDs, including Drumming Masterclass and, with Joe Morello, Natural Drumming (vol. 1–3, Mel Bay). He wrote the textbook The Evolution of Jazz Drumming, which was influenced by interviews done with Mel Lewis by Loren Schoenberg, director of the New York Jazz Museum.

Biography[edit]

Daniel Richard Gottlieb was born in New York. He took lessons from Mel Lewis and graduated from the University of Miami in 1975. Joe Morello was his lifelong teacher, beginning in 1968 and through the late 1990s. He became a member of the Gary Burton Quartet in 1976 with Pat Metheny, and then was part of The Pat Metheny Group until 1983 when bassist Mark Egan belonged to it. With Egan he created the group Elements.[1]

Gottlieb has worked with the following ensembles: Jeff Berlin Trio; Stan Getz Quintet; Gil Evans Orchestra; Bobby McFerrin Trio; Eddie Gómez Group; Michael Franks Band; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Al Di Meola Project; Mike Stern Trio; Manhattan Jazz Quintet; GRP All-Star Big Band; Vanguard Jazz Orchestra; Joe Beck Trio; Lew Soloff Food Group; George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band; WDR Big Band; NDR Big Band; HR Big Band; Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra; Tip Toe Jazz Orchestra; Randy Brecker Quartet; Nnenna Freelon Group; the Blues Brothers Band; Booker T and the MG's; Jazz is Dead; Pete Levin Trio; Ali Ryerson-Joe Beck Group; Joanne Brackeen Quartet; Bobby Rydell; Joe Farrell Quintet; Andy Laverne Quintet; Jacqui Naylor Band; Fritz Renold Friends; Haru Trio; Knut Varnes Group; Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra; Loren Schoenberg big band; Airto and Flora Purim Group; Chuck Owen Jazz Surge; and Jack Wilkins

Gottlieb performed or recorded with Sting, David Byrne, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jim Hall, Miroslav Vitous, Wayne Shorter, Larry Coryell, Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, Branford Marsalis, Hiram Bullock, Bill Evans, Naná Vasconcelos, Trilok Gurtu, Dino Saluzzi, Mark Murphy, Chris Conner, Mike Abene, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Ernie Wilkins, Mike Wolff, Badal Roy, Hubert Laws, Mike Richmond, John Scofield, Jeff Richman, Alain Caron, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Ken Serio, Nguyên Lê.

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Aquamarine (Atlantic, 1987) with John Mclaughlin, Joe Satriani, John Abercrombie, Mitchel Forman
  • Whirlwind (Atlantic, 1989) with Chuck Loeb, Mark Egan
  • Brooklyn Blues (Big World) with Gil Goldstein, John Abercrombie, Jeremy Steig, Chip Jackson
  • Beautiful Ballads (Nicolosi Productions), with Mark Soskin and Chip Jackson
  • Jazz Standards (Nicolosi), with Andy laverne and Chip Jackson
  • Back to the Past (Nicolosi), with guest interviews with Don Lamond, and Joe Morello

As co-leader with Mark Egan[edit]

  • Elements (Antilles, 1982)
  • Elements Forward Motion (Antilles, 1983)
  • Elements Illumination (BMG, 1984)
  • Elements Liberal Arts (BMG, 1985)
  • Elements Spirit River (BMG, 1986)
  • Elements Live in the Far East, Vol. 1 (Wavetone, 1987)
  • Elements Live in the Far East Vol. 2 (Wavetone, 1988)
  • Elements Untold Stories (Wavetone, 1989)
  • Elements Blown Away (Wavetone, 1985)

As co-leader with Pete Levin[edit]

  • The New Age of Christmas (Atlantic, 1990)
  • Masters in this Hall (Levin Productions, 1998)

As co-leader with Per Daniellson[edit]

  • Gottlieb-Danielson Project (Clavebop)

Sideman[edit]

  • Muriel AndersonWildcat (2006)
  • Pedro Aznar – Contemplacion (1984)
  • Joe Beck – Finger Painting (1995)
  • Joe Beck – Just Friends (2003)
  • Jeff Berlin In Harmony's Way (2001)
  • Jeff Berlin – Lumpy Jazz (2004)
  • Warren Bernhart – Ain't Life Grand (1980)
  • Randy Bernsen – Mo' Wasabi
  • Dino Betti Van Der Noot – They Cannot Know (1986)
  • Blues Brothers – Live in Montreux (1989)
  • Blues Brothers – Red, White, and Blues (1984)
  • Blues Brothers – Live at the House of Blues, Chicago, with Dan Akroyd (1998)
  • Boca Livre – Americana (1996)
  • Booker T and the MG's – Back to Stax soundtrack (1994)
  • Bob BrookmeyerElectricity (1991)
  • Lutz Buechner – Ring (2005)
  • Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard WeberPassengers (ECM, 1976)
  • Dina Carroll – So Close (1993)
  • Clifford Carter – Walking into the Sun (1993)
  • Central Park Kids – Play Mozart (1990)
  • Corey Christianson (2003)
  • Corey Christianson MB3 Jazz Hits 1 (2007)
  • Jeff Ciampa – Signs of Life (1997)
  • Jeff Ciampa (2003)
  • Alex Clements – Waiting for You (2008)
  • The Connection – Inside Out (1992)
  • Chris Conner (1998)
  • Contempo Trio – No Jamf's Allowed (1991)
  • Contempo Trio – Secret of Life (2003)
  • Scott Cossu – Islands (1984)
  • Scott Cossu – Retrospective (1992)
  • Dade In the Shade (1991)
  • Per Danielsson Trio – Dream Dancing (2005)
  • Al Di Meola Project – Soaring Through a Dream (1985)
  • Al Di Meola Project – Cielo e Terra (Bonus Track) (1985)
  • Al Di Meola Project – Tirami Su (1987)
  • Al Di Meola – Best of Al Di Meola (1992)
  • Al Di Meola – Revisited (2003)
  • Patti Dunham – Repertoire (1992)
  • Mark Egan – Mosaic (1985)
  • Mark Egan – Touch of Light (1989)
  • Mark Egan – Beyond Words (1990)
  • Mark Egan – Freedom Town (2001)
  • Mark Egan – As We Speak (2006)
  • Bill Evans – Living in the Crest of a Wave (1983)
  • Bill Evans – Alternative Man (1985)
  • Gil Evans Orchestra – Bud & Bird (Grammy winner 1986)
  • Gil Evans Orchestra – Farewell (1986)
  • Gil Evans Orchestra – Live in Perugia, Vol. 1
  • Gil Evans Orchestra – Live in Perugia, Vol. 2
  • Gil Evans Orchestra 75th Birthday Concert live at BBC
  • Gil Evans Orchestra Tribute
  • Gil Evans Orchestra The Honey Man
  • Mitch Farber Star Climber (1982)
  • Michael Franks Skin Dive (1985)
  • Nnenna Freelon Maiden Voyage (w/Herbie Hancock, 1998)
  • Michael Gerber – This is Michael Gerber (1998)
  • Michael Gerber and Mark Knobel (1990)
  • Gil Goldstein – Sands of Time (1980)
  • Gil Goldstein – Wrapped in a Cloud (1980)
  • Anita Gravine – Lights, Camera, Passion (1999)
  • George Gruntz Beyond Another Wall – Live in China (1992)
  • George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band Global Excellence (2001)
  • George Gruntz – Cosmopolitan Greetings (1994)
  • George Gruntz and the NDR Big Band – The Magic of a Flute (2005)
  • George Gruntz – Tiger By the Tail (2006)
  • George Gruntz – Radio Days (2007)
  • Jim HallYoukali (1992)
  • Michael Hammer – Rhythm and Blues (2005)
  • Haru–Wayne Shorter – Galactic Age (1992)
  • Haru – Live in Japan (2001)
  • Haru – Live at 55 Bar, New York City (2000)
  • Jonas Hellborg – Axis (1988)
  • Jonas Hellborg – Bass (1988)
  • Toninho Horta – Moonstone (1989)
  • Toninho Horta – Foot on the Road (1994)
  • HR Big Band Live with Jack Bruce – Not Just the Blues (2008)
  • Hue and Cry – Jazz, Not Jazz (1999)
  • Stanley Jordan – Dreams of Peace (2003)
  • Nando LauriaPoints of View (1994)
  • Nando Lauria – Novo Brazil (1996)
  • Andy Laverne Plays the Music of Chick Corea (1981)
  • Andy Laverne Stan Getz in Chappaqua (1997)
  • Andy Laverne – Epistrophy (2003)
  • Andy Laverne – Peace of Mind (2005)
  • T Lavitz – From the West (1987)
  • Hubert Laws Say it with Silence (1978)
  • Hubert Laws – Malaguena (1996)
  • Nguyen Le Three Trios (1997)
  • Nguyen Le First Act
  • Lee Ann Legerwood You Wish (1991)
  • Jack Lee – From Belo to Seoul (2000)
  • Pete Levin – Party in the Basement (1989)
  • Pete Levin – Deacon Blues (2007)
  • Kristin Lomholt Spell (2006)
  • Tom Malone – Standards of Living (1991)
  • Manhattan Jazz Orchestra Morita (1995)
  • Mann Brothers – Mann to Mann (1993)
  • Matalex – Indian Summer(1995)
  • David Mathews Trio – Tennessee Waltz, featuring John Schofield (1989)
  • David Mathews Manhattan Jazz Orchestra (1991)
  • David Mathews featuring Kenny Burrell
  • John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu – Adventures in Radioland (1985)
  • John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra – Live at Montreux (2004)
  • Pat Metheny – Watercolors (1977)
  • Pat Metheny Group – Pat Metheny Group (1978)
  • Pat Metheny Group – American Garage (1979)
  • Pat Metheny Group – Offramp (1982)
  • Pat Metheny Group – Travels (1983)
  • Pat Metheny – Secret Story (1992)
  • Pat Metheny – Works (1984)
  • Pat Metheny – Works II (1988)
  • Pat Metheny – Selected Recordings (2004)
  • Fred Miller – What's Wrong with this Picture (1993)
  • More or Less Jazz Two (2006)
  • Bob Moses – Visit with the Great Spirit (1983)
  • Doug Munro – Shootin' Pool at Leo's (1997)
  • NDR Big Band conducted by Steve Gray Music of Astor Piazzolla (2007)
  • NDR Big Band, conducted by Steve Gray with Peter Fessler – I Concentrate on You (2007)
  • Vince Nerlino Trio (2000)
  • Vince Nerlino Group (2003)
  • New York Voices – Hearts of Fire (1991)
  • Richard Niles – Santa Rita (1998)
  • Richard Niles – Club De Ranged (1999)
  • Noa (1985)
  • Novecento (2007)
  • Open Door North from Riverside (2000)
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge – Madcap (2001)
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge – Here We Are (2004)
  • Pablo Paredes (2005)
  • Pablo Paredes – Africa (2007)
  • Jim PepperComin' and Goin' (Europa, 1983)
  • The Prodigal Sons – Stranger Things Have Happened (1996)
  • Fritz Renold and Bostonian Friends Starlight (1998)
  • Fritz Renold and Christian Jacob – Live in Thailand
  • Sherri Roberts – Dreamsville (1996)
  • Ali Ryerson – I'll Be Back (1993)
  • Ali Ryerson – Portraits in Silver (1994)
  • Ali Ryesrson Brazil Quiet Devotion (1997)
  • Sergio Salvatore (1993)
  • Sergio Salvatore – Tune Up (1994)
  • Stan Samole – Gliding (1990)
  • Stan Samole (1995)
  • Helen Schneider Right as Rain with WDR Big Band (1995)
  • Loren Schoenberg Out of this World (1999)
  • Neil SedakaTales of Love (1999)
  • Ken Serio – Eye to Eye (2005)
  • Ben Sidrin – Life's a Lesson (1994)
  • Ben Sidrin Anthology (2003)
  • Kenneth Sivertsen – Remembering North (1993)
  • Kenneth Sivertsen – One Day in October (2000)
  • Lew Soloff and Company – Rainbow Mountain (2000)
  • Lew Soloff – My Romance (1994)
  • Sting and Gil Evans Last Session (1987)
  • Sting – Strange Fruit (1997)
  • Richard Stoltzman – Inner Voices (1989)
  • Richard Stoltzman – Brazil (1991)
  • Richard Stoltzman – Open Sky (1998)
  • USF Suncoast (2002)
  • Trio Loco (2000)
  • Knut Varnes Trio 8/97 (1997)
  • Knut Varnes Super Duper
  • Dino Betti Van der Noot They Cannot Know (1987)
  • Dino Betti Van der Noot Here Comes Springtime (1985)
  • Jeremy Wall Cool Running (1991)
  • Jeremy Wall Stepping to the New World (1992)
  • Bill Washer ASAP
  • Michael Whalen – Mysterious Ways (2001)
  • Patrick Williams New York 10th Avenue (1986)
  • Jack Wilkins Ridge Running (2002)
  • Michael Zilber Heretic (1988)
  • Original Soundtrack – Family Thing (1996)
  • Original Soundtrack – Punchline (1995)
  • Original Soundtrack – Turner and Hooch (1994)
  • Original Soundtrack – Children of the Corn (1986)

Compilation recordings (various artists)[edit]

  • Chiaroscuro Christmas (1973)
  • Blue Note (1986)
  • Novus Sampler (1988)
  • KBLX The Quiet Storm (1988)
  • WNUA Smooth Sounds (1988)
  • WQCD Cool Sounds (1988)
  • GRP On the Cutting Edge (1989)
  • Windham Hill The First Ten Years (1990)
  • Beyond the Groove (1991)
  • GRP Digital Sampler (1991)
  • GRP Christmas Collection, Vol 3 (1993)
  • Jazz to the World, with Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Michael Franks (1995)
  • Little Magic in a Noisy World(1996)
  • New Spirits in Jazz (1996)
  • Bass Talk, Vol 4 (1997)
  • Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook (1997)
  • Wouldn't it be Nice – Tribute to the Beach Boys (1997)
  • Paint it Blue – Songs of the Rolling Stones (1997)
  • Feels Like Sunday Morning (1998)
  • Blow (1998)
  • Blow (2002)
  • New York City After Hours (2001)
  • Live at Baked Potato, Vol. 1 (2001)
  • Live at Baked Potato, Vol. 2 (2001)
  • Storytellers (2002)
  • Peter Fessler with NDR Big Band (2009)
  • Ali Ryerson feat. Mike Mainari Con Brio (2012)
  • Peter Fessler Fly (2012)
  • Jack Wilkins – Blue and Green (2013)
  • Chuck Owen Jazz Surge Big Band and Orchestra – River Runs (2013) 2 Grammy nominations
  • Anthony Belfiglio (2013)
  • Stephen Curtis Chapman – Christmas (2013)
  • Mark Egan – About Now (2014)
  • Jerry Tachior Stories (2014)
  • Muriel Anderson (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will, Patrick; Kernfeld, Barry (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 73. ISBN 1-56159-284-6. 

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