Eric Gorfain

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Eric Gorfain
Genres Classical, rock, pop
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger
Instruments Violin, Stroh violin, guitar
Associated acts The Section Quartet, Sam Phillips
Website www.ericgorfain.com

Eric Gorfain is an American violinist and founder of The Section Quartet. He is married to singer-songwriter Sam Phillips, with whom he has toured and recorded.[1]

He studied music at UCLA and won a scholarship to spend a semester at the Sakuyo Ongaku University in Japan. He worked as a studio violinist and became fluent in Japanese.[2]

He was concertmaster for Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on their Unledded tour. Soon after, he formed the Section Quartet, which does session work in pop, rock, jazz, and rap. Gorfain has written string arrangements for Sam Phillips, Ryan Adams, Christina Aguilera, A Perfect Circle, Band of Horses, Neil Diamond, Sean Lennon, and Cassandra Wilson, and has worked as an arranger and orchestrator with producers Glyn Johns, Jacknife Lee, and Jon Brion.[3]

In 2001 he provided music for Yoake no Mariko, a Japan-exclusive PS2 game designed by Ren & Stimpy Show creators, Spümcø.[4]

Partial discography[edit]

With The Section Quartet

  • 2004 No Electricity Required
  • 2006 Lizard Like Us
  • 2007 Fuzzboxx

With Sam Phillips

  • 1994 Martinis & Bikini
  • 2004 A Boot and a Shoe
  • 2008 Don't Do Anything

With Grant-Lee Phillips

  • 2004 Virginia Creeper
  • 2006 Nineteeneighties
  • 2007 Strangelet
  • 2009 Little Moon
  • 2016 The Narrows

With Al Stewart

  • 2005 A Beach Full of Shells
  • 2005 Just Yesterday
  • 2008 Sparks of Ancient Light

With Spock's Beard

  • 2005 Octane
  • 2006 Spock's Beard
  • 2010 X

With Christina Aguilera

  • 2006 Back to Basics
  • 2006 Hurt

With Ryan Adams

  • 2007 Easy Tiger
  • 2011 Ashes & Fire
  • 2015 1989

With Belle and Sebastian

  • 2010 Write About Love
  • 2013 The Third Eye Centre

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falsani, Cathleen (26 August 2013). "Stubborn grace and pushing buttons". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alfred Music | Eric Gorfain". Alfred. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eric Gorfain - Bio". Eric Gorfain. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Producer Profile - Eric Gorfain. Studio Expresso. 2001.
  5. ^ "Eric Gorfain | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2016.