A flexible and talented drummer, Danny Gottlieb studied with Mel Lewis and Joe Morello. After graduating from the University of Miami (1975), he did session work in the Miami Beach area. Gottlieb joined Gary Burton's Quartet (1976) at a period when Pat Metheny was the guitarist. When Metheny soon formed his group, Gottlieb became a charter member (1977-1983). In 1981, he teamed up with Metheny's bassist Mark Egan in a band that by 1983 was called Elements. He has worked in many other settings since then, including with John McLaughlin in the short-lived later version of the Mahavishnu Orchestra (1984) and Al DiMeola (1985). Gottlieb now plays on a part-time basis with Elements. © Scott Yanow © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/danny-gottlieb-mn0000956092
Danny Gottlieb is possibly best known as the drummer in the original Pat Metheny Group and as a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However he is also one of the most sought after session drummers in jazz and contemporary music. His CV over the past 25 years, includes performances and recordings with musicians that include Booker T and the MG’s, Jeff Berlin, Gary Burton, Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Eddie Gomez, Michael Franks, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola, Mike Stern, Andy Laverne, Sting, David Byrne, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jim Hall, Wayne Shorter, Larry Coryell, Hiram Bullock, Bill Evans and many more. "Whirlwind" is pretty good late '80's fusion jazz from Danny Gottlieb backed by greats like John Abercrombie, John Herington, and Chuck Loeb on guitars, Mark Egan on bass, Bill Evans on sax, and many more. Listen to Danny's classic "Brooklyn Blues" album, and Michael Franks' great "Skin Dive" album with Danny on percussion [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 128 Mb]
TRACKS / COMPOSERS
1. Tropic Heat - Doug Hall 6:10
2. Reef Warriors - Danny Gottliev, Gregory Smith 4:48
3. Twilight Drive - Steve Sauber 3:28
4. Just Passing By - Danny Gottlieb, Mark Egan, Naná Vasconcelos, Trilok Gurtu 6:35
5. Return To Kali Au - Chuck Loeb 7:10
6. Percussion Of The Spirit - Danny Gottlieb 2:23
7. Open Road - Steve Sauber 4:24
8. Nevermore - Steve Sauber 5:31
9. Hold On! - Danny Gottlieb, John Abercrombie 6:13
10. Whirlwind - Doug Hall 4:52
11. Percussion Of The Spirit (Part 2) - Danny Gottlieb, John Abercrombie 3:37
N.B: Tracks 7,8,11 did not appear on original vinyl issue
John Abercrombie - Guitar Synthesizer on "Tropic Heat", "Just Passing By", "Hold On!", & "Percussion Of The Spirit (Part 2)", Guitar on "Whirlwind"
John Herington - Guitar on "Reef Warriors"
Chuck Loeb - Guitar on "Twilight Drive", "Return To Kali Au"
Mark Egan, Chip Jackson - Bass
Doug Hall - Keyboards: Rhythm Guitar on "Tropic Heat"
Gregory Smith, Steve Sauber, Mitchel Forman - Keyboards
Danny Gottlieb - Drums
Cafe, Nana Vasconcelos, Trilok Gurtu - Percussion
Bill Evans, Lenny Pickett - Saxophone
Lew Soloff - Trumpet
N.B: A more detailed credits list is available @ http://www.discogs.com/Danny-Gottlieb-Whirlwind/release/1061267