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Lynch David

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Saxophonist
Of Irish and Eastern European ancestry, David was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He studied jazz music with James Moody, Charles Lloyd, Ralph Bowen and John Coltrane associate, Garvin Buschell. After receiving various music awards and scholarships, David continued his studies at Dick Grove Music Workshops and began his professional career playing in numerous clubs, studios and with a variety of big bands.

At age 21, his need and desire to broaden his musical and personal horizons brought him to Europe. After an extended period of traveling he settled in Athens, where the environment seemed right for introspection and exploration.

David's insatiable quest for new and creative forms of expression quickly brought him in contact with some of Greece's most outstanding musicians, writers and singers from all parts of the country and from different traditions. David, since, has played on hundreds of albums, numerous movie soundtracks, and has co-founded several bands including The Missing Lynch, Faros, Trio, The David Lynch Project, Iskra, and Human Touch (along with Stavros Lantsias and Yiotis Kiourtsoglou have internationally released recordings).

He has also written music for film, theatre, radio, television and dance. He's played with Arturo Sandoval, Trilok Gurtu, Arild Anderson, Milcho Leviev, Marcus Stockhausen, The Temptations, Barry White and others. Of major importance in David's musical journey was his collaboration with the late traditional clarinettist, Vassilis Soukas. This experience, and its lasting influence, was the crossroad leading David deeper into his own spirit of "Greekness" and his internal "world music".

As a solo artist, David has released three CDs, Lit'l Song, Music With a View, and Wandering Home. The latter featured renowned Irish uilleann piper Davy Spillane and was recorded live at the Athens Concert Hall.

In 2003, along with cellist/multi-instrumentalist Yiorgos Kaloudis, David co-founded the duet "Faros", an innovative duo which creates on-the-spot loops and spontaneous in-depth arrangements. One of David's latest projects of pride was the re-working of the music of the late-great innovator, Manos Hatzidakis. The recording is expected to be released in 2007 with Hatzidakis protégé   Elly Paspala and guest Blaine Reinenger (Raining Pleasure). David's most recent endeavor is the band "The Missing Lynch" where he appears as singer/songwriter.

Last modified on Friday, 06 May 2011 11:42

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