Jeff LorberJeff (* 1952 in Philadelphia, PA) is a is a fusion and smooth jazz keyboardist. He had piano lessons since he was four years old. In his school days he played soul and R & B. He first studied chemistry in Boston before beginning parallel studies at Berklee College of Music in 1970/71, where he was taught by Margaret Chaloff, Dave Amram and Ran Blake. He continued his chemistry studies in Oregon, where he worked from 1973 as a jazz lecturer at Clark College. With bassist Danny Wilson and drummer Dennis Bradford, he founded his own group with which he presented his debut album in 1977.
In the years that followed he worked with guest soloists such as Joe Farrell, Chick Corea and Freddie Hubbard. In 1983 Lorber moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a studio musician, producer and talent scout for Herb Alpert, the Pointer Sisters and Kenny G. In addition, he presented his own albums with changing line-ups, which were nominated for a Grammy several times. As a guest musician he was involved in recordings by Eric Marienthal, Gary Meek, U2, Art Porter junior, Manhattan Transfer, Duran Duran, Bruce Hornsby and Curtis Mayfield.
In 2018 he received a Grammy Award in the category "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album" for the album Prototype.
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The Past Builds The Future
Trippin 'N' Rhythm Records
recorded in Paris/France; Alhambra, CA; Pacific Palisades, CA/USA
U-Nam, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums, chimes, vocals
Gary Meek, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax
Bobby Rangell, sax, flute
Jeff Lorber, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ
Franck Sitbon, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3 organ
Guy N'Sangue, bass
Franck Ridacker, drums, tambourine
Kovas, chimes, shaker
Rahsaan Patterson, vocals
Phil Perry, vocals
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