Larry Goldings and David Piltch
With his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, Boston native Larry Goldings (b. 1968) has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz where he is perhaps best known, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and electronic music. High in demand as a sideman, Goldings' sound can be heard on scores of albums by artists in virtually every musical genre. Over the years, Goldings has been closely associated with Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, James Taylor (since 2002), John Mayer and others.
Goldings also is active as a composer, arranger, and producer. His compositions have been recorded by artists as diverse as Vulfpeck, Sia, Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Till Brönner, Jack DeJohnette, Lea Michele, Bob Dorough, Jim Hall, Jane Monheit, Gaby Moreno, John Scofield, Curtis Stigers, and Toots Thielemans. Goldings has composed for film and television, notably the feature film, “Dealin’' With Idiots” (2013), directed by Jeff Garlin, and premiering on Netflix March 20, the four-part series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker” starring Octavia Spencer.
Born in Toronto, Canada in 1960, Piltch began playing music at an early age thanks to his father, Bernie Piltch, a well-known studio musician and accomplished woodwind player. David performed in Toronto jazz clubs as a teenager, backing up various artists and cutting his teeth as a sideman. He joined Blood, Sweat, and Tears for a tour in 1979, followed by short stints with other artists in the pop music world.
His recording career took off in the late 1980s, as he began working with Canadian artists including k.d. lang and Holly Cole. After years of recording and touring the US and Canada, Piltch eventually moved to California and was subsequently embraced by the session world. This led to recording with a diverse range of artists including Loudon Wainwright II, John Legend, Anne Wilson, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, and Randy Newman. He continues to work as a highly sought-after bassist.