Spinning The Circle

Spinning The Circle  David Witham

Los Angeles based David Witham has recorded and toured with George Benson as pianist and music director for almost 20 years. As a highly regarded "musician's musician," he has also worked with Michael and Randy Brecker, Al Jarreau, Ernie Watts, Chick Corea, Jose Feliciano, and k.d. lang, to name only a few. On Spinning The Circle, Witham shows his versatility with jazz, world beat, and jamband influenced originals. Featured on this album are guitarist Nels Cline, pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz and drummer Scott Amendola. Available Now!
 

Members

Scott Amendola
Drums
Jay Anderson
bass
Guitar
Luis Conte
percussion
Jon Crosse
woodwinds
Greg Leisz
Pedal Steel

Tracks

1The Neon6:07
2Who Knows6:37
3N.O. Rising7:19
4Momentuum6:43
5The Circle6:59
6Light and Life6:42
7Afrobeat12:18
8Con Quien6:37

Reviews

When your resume ranges from being the musical director/pianist for George Benson for the past two decades to charter member with intrepid Cryptogramophone label head/violinist Jeff Gauthier's Goatette, what do you do for your very first album as a leader

All About Jazz, July 1, 2007

Pianist David Witham has worked in many settings and musicians, including maintaining the position of pianist/musical director for contemporary jazz guitarist George Benson for over twenty years. But other sides of his creativity surface on Spinning the C

Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz, July 7, 2007

David Witham may be best known for his collaborations with George Benson over the last few decades but Spinning The Circle, the pianist’s latest opus, reveals that he is a solid composer and bandleader in his own right, an artist who draws from a diverse

Jedd Beaudoin, Sea of Tranquility, July 10, 2007

*** A jaunty pop sensibility runs through much of Spinning The Circle, which speaks more to David Witham's long employment with George Benson than it does his studies with pianist Jaki Byard. Balancing the tendency toward rhythmic vamps and ebullient th

James Hale, Downbeat, November 2007

One look at David Witham's recording credits and you can tell the guy's from L.A. The pianist and keyboard player has recorded with everyone from Chaka Khan to Jose Feliciano to k.d. lang. But the music he makes as a leader belies his background as an ano

Brent Burton, Jazz Times, December 2007