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INTERVIEW

David Witham: A Sideman Steps Out

Read "David Witham: A Sideman Steps Out" reviewed by Paul Olson

You may not know keyboardist David Witham's work, but the chances are actually pretty good that you've actually seen him play. As the musical director for jazz/pop guitar icon George Benson, the L.A. based Witham has put in plenty of road time, and he's also done side work with Chick Corea, k.d. lang, Randy and Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts and Jeff Gauthier.It's great to be a working musician, and Witham never has to worry about being out of ...

PODCAST

David Witham: Completing The Circle

Read "David Witham: Completing The Circle" reviewed by Jason Crane

On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews keyboardist and composer David Witham. Witham is George Benson's musical director, a gig he's held down for more than 20 years. His resume includes everyone from Michael Brecker and Eddie Harris to k.d. lang, Jose Feliciano and Paul Anka. On his new album, Spinning The Circle (Cryptogramophone, 2007), Witham assembles an all-star cast from across the musical spectrum to play primarily his own compositions.Listen ...

ALBUM REVIEW

David Witham: Spinning the Circle

Read "Spinning the Circle" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Pianist David Witham has worked in many settings and musicians, including maintaining the position of pianist/musical director for contemporary jazz guitarist George Benson for over twenty years. But other sides of his creativity surface on Spinning the Circle, proving, once again, why one shouldn't pigeon-hole a musician into any specific category. Like the refraction of light by a prism, many of Witham's colors are vibrantly displayed in the recording--each distinct and compelling--showing a depth in a variety ...

ALBUM REVIEW

David Witham: Spinning the Circle

Read "Spinning the Circle" reviewed by John Kelman

When your resume ranges from being the musical director/pianist for George Benson for the past two decades to charter member with intrepid Cryptogramophone label head/violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette, what do you do for your very first album as a leader? In the case of David Witham, it's to collect friends from across the musical spectrum he's worked in for his entire career and bring them together for a first meeting that's as eclectic and unpredictable as one might expect.

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