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Tim Carmon
Tim is a keyboard player. He was born a preacher's son in Washington, D.C. Tim grew up immersed in the church. He began playing piano in the fourth grade and by the age of 12 was organist for three different churches, including his father's. His career led him to California. Tim became known for his musical versatility. At sessions, this quickly placed him in great demand by artists in a variety of genres.
 
The roster of musicians with whom Tim has performed, toured, written or produced is lengthy: Eric Clapton, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Queen Latifah, Marcus Miller, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Gladys Knight, B.B. King, Jamie Foxx, Earth, Wind & Fire, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, Mary J. Blige, David Sanborn and more.
 
In addition to playing keyboards, Carmon is a drummer, singer and music producer. He is an alumnus of the Duke Ellington School of Arts. Carmon worked with Eric Clapton on MTV's Babyface Unplugged and joined Clapton's touring band for the 1998 Pilgrim Tour. Additionally, he joined Clapton and B.B. King in the studio for the Riding With The King sessions in February 2000.
 
Tim continues to be in demand. Most recently, he provided arrangements, piano and keyboards for the film adaptation of Dreamgirls with R&B producers, The Underdogs, and he took part in the 50-year-old revision of "Lady Sings the Blues". Carmon re-joined Clapton's touring band briefly for some US dates in 2004 when he substituted for Billy Preston, who was ill. More recently, Tim was on the road with Clapton for the 2006 / 2007 World Tour. He joined Clapton's band for a 14-date Ireland / UK tour with performances in Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester and an 11-night residency at London's Royal Albert Hall in May 2009.
 
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Discography
The Dana Owens Album
A&M Records B0003435-02
recorded in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA/USA
Queen Latifah, vocals
James Moody, alto sax
Gary Bias, sax
Pete Christlieb, sax
Joel Peskin, sax
Brandon Fields, sax
Larry E. Williams, sax
Dan Higgins, sax, horn
Bryant Breyers, trombone
Andrew Martin, trombone
Bruce Otto, trombone
Richard Taylor "Dick" Nash, trombone
Bob Burns jr., trumpet
Charles Davis, trumpet
Larry Lunetta, trumpet
Gary Grant, horn, trumpet
Jerry Hey, horn
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach jr., horn
Emily Bernstein, clarinet
Tom Boyd, oboe
Jon Clarke, English horn
Louise di Tullio, flute
Pamela Sklar, bass flute
Sherrod Barnes, guitar
John Goux, guitar
Paul Jackson jr., guitar
Raul Midón, guitar
Frank Vignola, guitar
Jim Cox, Fender Rhodes, piano, Wurlitzer
Tom Garvin, piano
Herbie Hancock, piano
Robbie Kondor, piano
Mervyn Warren, piano
Tim Carmon, organ
Shedrick Mitchell, organ
Emil Richards, vibes
Steve Skinner, vibes
String section
Nico Abondolo, bass
Jerry Barnes, bass
Arni Egilsson, bass
Jay Leonhart, bass
Ricky Minor, bass
John Patitucci, bass
Neil Stubenhaus, bass
Michael Valerio, bass
Ian Walker, bass
Vinnie Colaiuta, drums
Omar Hakim, drums
Peter Erskine, drums
Will Kennedy, drums
Lewis Nash, drums
Ralph Rolle, drums
John "J.R." Robinson, drums
Luis Conte, percussion
Joe Porcaro, percussion
Gordon Gottlieb, percussion
Kevin Ricard, percussion
Al Green, vocals
David "Fathead" Newman, vocals

 
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