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Wayne Horvitz

Wayne Horvitz
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United States
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Wayne Horvitz (born 1955) is an American composer, keyboardist and record producer. Horvitz, a "defiant cross-breeder of genres", has led the groups The President, Pigpen, Zony Mash, and more. He has recorded or performed with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Elliott Sharp, Danny Barnes, Tucker Martine, Butch Morris, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Phillip Wilson, Michael Shrieve, Carla Bley, Timothy Young, Bobby Previte, Skerik, Douglas September and others. He is perhaps most famous for being the keyboardist of the band Naked City. He has produced records for the World Saxophone Quartet, Human Feel, Marty Ehrlich, Fontella Bass, The Living Daylights, Bill Frisell and Eddie Palmieri.
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http://www.waynehorvitz.net
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Releases on file (21)
Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet — One Dance Alone Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet — One Dance Alone
(Songlines SGL SA1571-2, 2008, CD)
Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than the Day — A Walk in the Dark Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than the Day — A Walk in the Dark
((Not on label) no#, 2008, CD)
Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet — Way out East Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet — Way out East
(Songlines SGL SA1558-2, 2006, CD)
Bobby Previte & Bump — Counterclockwise Bobby Previte & Bump — Counterclockwise
(Palmetto PM 2091, 2003, CD)
Bobby Previte & Bump — Just Add Water Bobby Previte & Bump — Just Add Water
(Palmetto PM 2081, 2001, CD)
Wayne Horvitz — Sweeter Than the Day Wayne Horvitz — Sweeter Than the Day
(Songlines SGL SA1536-5, 2001, CD)
Ponga — Psychological Ponga — Psychological
(P-Vine PCD-24036, 2000, CD)
Ponga — Ponga Ponga — Ponga
(Loosegroove lg 0018-2, 1999, CD)
Wayne Horvitz — 4 + 1 Ensemble Wayne Horvitz — 4 + 1 Ensemble
(Intuition Records INT 3224-2, 1998, CD)
Hughscore — High Spot Paradox Hughscore — High Spot Paradox
(Tim/Kerr Records T/K 109-2, 1997, CD)
Naked City — Absinthe Naked City — Absinthe
(Avant AVAN 004, 1993, CD)
Naked City — Radio Naked City — Radio
(Avant AVAN 003, 1993, CD)
Naked City — Grand Guignol Naked City — Grand Guignol
(Avant AVAN 002, 1992, CD)
Naked City — Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles Naked City — Heretic: Jeux des Dames Cruelles
(AVANT 001, 1992, CD)
Naked City — Leng Tch'e Naked City — Leng Tch'e
(Toy's Factory TFCK-88604, 1992, CD)
Bill Frisell — Is That You? Bill Frisell — Is That You?
(Elektra 9 60956-2, 1990, CD)
Naked City — Torture Garden Naked City — Torture Garden
(Tzadik no#, 1990/1996, CD)
Naked City — Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989 Naked City — Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989
(Tzadik TZ 7336, 1989/2002, CD)
Curlew — Live in Berlin Curlew — Live in Berlin
(Cuneiform Rune 12, 1988/1990, CD)
Wayne Horvitz — The President Wayne Horvitz — The President
(Dossier ST 7528, 1987, CD)
Tenko — Slope - Gradual Disappearance Tenko — Slope - Gradual Disappearance
(Shoh-120, 1987/2001, CD)

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