David Becker

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David Becker
David Becker.jpg
David Becker at Ambon Jazz, 2011
Background information
Born (1961-10-20)October 20, 1961
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1986–present
Labels MCA, Blue Moon
Website www.davidbeckertribune.com

David Becker is a Grammy and Emmy nominated[1] American, guitarist, composer and producer, leader of the David Becker Tribune. He is also a graduate of the Musicians Institute.[2] He began music on the trumpet [3] and switched to guitar at 15.

David Becker Tribune[edit]

David and his brother Bruce (drummer) formed the DBT and toured Germany in 1984.[4] After touring the colleges that same year, the band was[5] later signed to MCA. The DBT released their debut album Long Peter Madsen[6] in 1986. In 1988, Siberian Express (MCA), produced with Ken Caillat was released and reached No. 3 on R&R and the track "Anja" reached No. 1.[7] Two Bluemoon releases followed in 1990 and 1991, Third Time Around and In Motion.[8][9] In 2000, the DBT released one of the first DVD-Audio recordings Germerica.[10] In 2004, Where's Henning reached No. 34 on the JazzWeek charts.[11] A solo venture, Euroland, and a duo with jazz guitarist Joe Diorio,[12] The Color of Sound (Acoustic Music), followed in 2005.

Batavia[13] 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 World War II. Batavia was voted as one of the Best World Music recordings of 2010 by World Music Central.org.[14] 2013 saw the release of Distance Traveled[15] which reached No. 18 on the CMJ charts.[16] In July 2015, Becker released a solo album, The Lonely Road (Acoustic Music Records).[17]

In 2016, the DBT embarked on a tour of New Zealand and recorded all the concerts for a live CD to be released in 2017/2018.[18]

Signature model guitar[edit]

At the 2015 Winter NAMM show, Heritage Guitars unveiled the David Becker H- 575 Signature model.[19]

Other projects[edit]

Becker also appears on the Colbie Caillat album, Breakthrough[20] as well as her album All of You. He also produced an Attila Zoller tribute album released by Enja Records in Summer 2015.[21] The album features among others, Ron Carter, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and John Abercrombie.[22]

Discography[edit]

  • 1986: Long Peter Madsen (MCA)
  • 1988: Siberian Express (MCA)
  • 1990: Third Time Around (Blue Moon)
  • 1991: In Motion (Blue Moon)
  • 1995: Nevsky Prospekt (Pinorrekk)
  • 2001: Germerica (Silverline)[23]
  • 2004: Where's Henning? (Acoustic Music)
  • 2004: Guitar Music for Small Rooms (Rhino)[24]
  • 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)
  • 2015: The Lonely Road (Acoustic Music)
  • 2015: Message to Attila (Enja)
  • 2016: Sounds of the World (Wonderland)
  • 2018: ‘’Kiwi Dreams’’ (Acoustic Music)

Books/DVDs[edit]

  • 2005: Getting Your Improvising Into Shape (Mel Bay)[25]
  • 2010: Playing in Shapes (Fingerprint)
  • 2013: Rhythmic Motifs for Comping and Soloing (Fingerprint)
  • 2015: Transitions to Jazz (Truefire)[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free Music Online - Internet Radio - Jango". Jango.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "David Becker - Musicians Institute". Musicians Institute. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Suzi Price. "David Becker - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection". Jazzreview.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Suzi Price. "David Becker - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection". Jazzreview.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Suzi Price. "David Becker - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection". Jazzreview.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Billboard. Books.google.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "David Becker". Insidejazz.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/third-time-around-mw0000689834/credits
  9. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/in-motion-mw0000268809#
  10. ^ "David Becker Tribune - 'Germerica' A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson - DVD Audio, Titles - HighFidelityReview - Hi-Fi systems, DVD-Audio and SACD reviews". HighFidelityReview - Hi-Fi systems, DVD-Audio and SACD reviews. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.jazzweek.com/releases/2004/04/david-becker-tribune-wheres-henning-paras-recordings/
  12. ^ "David Becker - Biography - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "A painful history retold through jazz music". Mprnews.org. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Best World Music Recordings of 2010, Editor's Picks". Worldmusiccentral.org. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "JazzWeek CD Releases - David Becker Tribune: Distance Traveled (Acoustic Music Records)". Jazzweek.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Weekly Top Airplay: December 10, 2013". WMSE - 91.7FM. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  17. ^ https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/david-becker-the-lonely-road/hnum/7683718
  18. ^ https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/absoluteelsewhere/7635/david-becker-interviewed-2016-the-work-and-the-rewards/
  19. ^ https://musicmartonline.com/shop/electric/heritage-h-575-david-becker/
  20. ^ "David Becker - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  21. ^ http://origin-mnr.barnesandnoble.com/w/message-to-attila-the-music-of-attilla-zoller/28842252?ean=0063757962021#productInfoTabs
  22. ^ "David Becker Interview 26th March 2014 - Jazz Guitar Society". Jazzguitarsociety.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Allmusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  24. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/guitar-music-for-small-rooms-vol-1-mw0001019415/releases
  25. ^ Lee Prosser. "Getting Your Improvising Into Shape by David Becker - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection". Jazzreview.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  26. ^ https://truefire.com/jazz-guitar-lessons/transitions-to-jazz/c900

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