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Mitchel Forman
Mitchel (* 1956 in Brooklyn, NY) began studying classical piano at the age of seven. At 17 he entered the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) for three years of study and began working with bands in New York. Shortly after graduating from MSM he began touring and recording with Gerry Mulligan, playing in both Mulligan's big band and quartet, and work with Stan Getz followed. In 1980 Forman's solo career began with a piano performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. This recording became his first album, Live at Newport. In subsequent years he worked on the road with Phil Woods, Carla Bley, Mel Tormé, and Astrud Gilberto. Forman also recorded two solo piano albums for Soul Note and toured in Europe regularly. He joined guitarist John McLaughlin for a year and a half on the road, recording and contributing to two of the band's recordings - the seminal Mahavishnu and Adventures in Radioland. Forman then joined ex-Weather Report saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
In 1985, Forman began leading his own band. At the same time he continued to work with other well-known jazz and music figures, including guitarist John Scofield, Mike Stern, Janis Siegel of The Manhattan Transfer, Dave Samuels, Diane Schuur, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Simon Phillips, Jimmy Earl, Freddie Hubbard, saxophonist Bill Evans and Rickie Lee Jones. Forman's 1992 tribute to the late pianist Bill Evans, Now & Then, was particularly well regarded. Most of Forman's recordings are of the fusion or jazz genre, however, 1998's Harvest Song features 15 solo piano tracks.
Forman started the record label Marsis Jazz. He has led the band Metro with guitarist Chuck Loeb, has toured in a quartet with Wolfgang Haffner, been a member of the Rick Braun band, a member of BWB band, and has been featured on albums by Jeff Golub.
Forman has cited as influences Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
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Deluxe Edition
Alligator Records ALCD 5601
recorded in Chicago, IL and Winnetka, IL/USA
Albert Collins, guitar, vocals
Crispin Cioe, alto sax, baritone sax, vocals
Dino Spells, alto sax
Arno Hecht, tenor sax
Abe Locke, tenor sax
A.C. Reed, tenor sax
Jerry Wilson, tenor sax
Henri Ford, baritone sax
Chuck Smith, baritone sax
Bob Funk, trombone
Bill MacFarland, trombone
Paul Howard, trumpet
Mel Brown, guitar
Larry Burton, guitar
Johnny Copeland, guitar
Robert Cray, guitar
Marvin Jackson, guitar
Allen Batts, organ, piano
Chris Foreman, organ, piano
Jimmy McGriff, organ
Aron Burton, bass
Johnny B. Gayden, bass
Morris Jennings, drums
Casey Jones, drums
Sessions Vol. 1
Artizen Music Group ARZ 10012-2
Rick Braun, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
Richard Elliot, sax
Dave Koz, sax
Jimmy Roberts, sax
Brian Culbertson, trombone, Wurlitzer piano
Mitch Forman, keyboards, Hammond organ
Jeff Golub, guitar
Randy Jacobs, guitar
André Berry, bass
Stan Sargeant, bass
Rayford Griffin, drums
Luis Conte, percussion
Project TH3M
Miles High Records MHR 8622
recorded November 2012 in Teramo/Italy
Bob Franceschini, sax, flute
Mark Sherman, vibes
Paolo DiSabatino, piano
Mitchel Forman, piano, Hammond B-3 organ
Martin Gjakonovski, bass
Adam Nussbaum, drums
Mustang Run
Cranktone Entertainment CE CD2013
Carl Verheyen, guitar
Bill Evans, sax
John Helliwell, sax
Jim Cox, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ
Mitchel Forman, Hammond B-3 organ, piano
Jesse Siebenberg, Hammond B-3 organ
Jerry Goodman, violin
Dane Little, cello
Stuart Hamm, bass
Cliff Hugo, bass
Jimmy Johnson, bass
Dave Marotta, bass
Gregg Bissonette, drums
Bernie Dresel, drums
Simon Phillips, drums, tambourine
Walfredo Reyes jr., drums, percussion
Chad Wackerman, drums
Shanachie 5409
recorded in Upper Loding, IP; Hollywood, CA/USA and Madrid/Spain
Chuck Loeb, guitar
David Mann, alto sax
Eric Marienthal, alto sax
Andy Snitzer, tenor sax
Giulio Carmassi, trumpet
Christina Loeb, ukulele
Pat Bianchi, organ
Mitchel Forman, organ, piano
Oli Rockberger, piano, melodica
Moisés P. Sánchez, piano
Nathan East, bass
Will Lee, bass
Toño Miguel, bass
Peter Erskine, drums
Steve Gadd, drums
Wolfgang Haffner, drums
José SanMartín, drums
Yuvisney Aguilar, percussion
David Charles, percussion
Carmen Cuesta, vocals
Lizzy Loeb, vocals
The Vault
E1 Music EOM-CD-9484
Jeff Golub, guitar
Mindi Abair, alto sax
Gerald Albright, alto sax
Richard Elliot, tenor sax
Bill Evans, tenor sax
Boney James, tenor sax
Dave Koz, tenor sax
Kirk Whalum, tenor sax
Rick Braun, horn, keyboards
Dave Woodford, horn
Brian Culbertson, trombone
Paul Jackson jr., guitar
Peter White, guitar
Jeff Bova, keyboards
Mitchel Forman, Hammond B-3 organ
Steve Gaboury, keyboards
Jeff Levine, Hammond B-3 organ
Jeff Lorber, keyboards
Chris Palmaro, Hammond B-3 organ
Ron Reinhardt, keyboards
Philippe Saisse, keyboards
Jeff Young, Hammond B-3 organ, Wurlitzer piano
Andre Berry, bass
Lincoln Goines, bass
Nathaniel Phillips, bass
John Pierce, bass
Steve Ferrone, drums
Gary Novak, drums
Third Richardson, drums
Luis Conte, percussion
Roger Squitero, percussion

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