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Dave Carpenter

Born: November 4, 1959 | Died: June 24, 2008    Primary Instrument: Bass

Dave Carpenter

Bassist Dave Carpenter has appeared on nearly a hundred recordings in the eight years since coming to Los Angeles. And, he has dozens of television and film themes to his recording credit, as well as soundtracks and countless jingles. He can be heard on films Sideways (2004), Wild Things 2 (2004) and Tom Hanks That Thing You Do! (1996).

Primarily a jazz musician, he left hometown Dayton, Ohio in 1983 to move to New York City where he first toured and recorded with the bands of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson and Woody Herman.

He has worked with major artists of all styles of music, however. The most recent of these touring and recording projects were with Mike Stern, Boz Scaggs, Allan Holdsworth, Randy Travis and Poe....
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DISCOGRAPHY

Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Louie Bellson
Bass
(1997)

Best of Woody Herman & His Big Band: The Concord Year
Woody Herman
Bass
(1981)

Mr. Drums: Live on King Street, San Francisco
Buddy Rich
Bass (Electric)
(1985)

Souljazzz
Rahmlee Michael Davis
Guitar (Bass)
(1985)

Body and Soul
Maynard Ferguson
Bass
(1986)

Woody's Gold Star
Woody Herman
Bass, Bass (Electric)
(1987)

Hot Diggity Dogs!
Desperation Squad
Bass
(1989)

Porcupine
Porcupine
Bass (Electric)
(1989)

Soldier of Fortune
Loudness
Assistant Engineer
(1989)

Tokyo Nights
Rob Mullins
Bass
(1989)

Boogie My Blues Away
Merrill Moore
Guitar (Steel)
(1990)

Nova Collection '90
Various Artists
6-String Bass
(1990)

You Are America
Michael Licari
Bass
(1990)

One for Dewey
Sal Marquez
Bass
(1992)

Eastern Shore
Daisaku
Vocals
(1993)

Enta da Stage
Black Moon
Assistant Engineer
(1993)

Paul Simon Songbook
Thom Rotella
Bass (Electric)
(1993)

Rare Connection
Bill Cunliffe
Bass
(1993)

Symphonic Boleros
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
(1993)

Time for Love
Bill Watrous
Bass
(1993)

True to Life
Funky Poets
Assistant Engineer
(1993)

Bill in Brazil
Bill Cunliffe
Bass
(1994)

Brandon Fields
Brandon Fields
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
(1994)

Don't You Know I Care?
Polly Podewell
Bass
(1994)

East Coast West Coast
Toots Thielemans
Bass
(1994)

Face Value
Andrew Akopov
Bass, Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
(1994)

Family Christmas
John Tesh
Bass
(1994)

Hard to Earn
Gang Starr
Engineer
(1994)

Live at Newport & at the Hollywood Bowl
Woody Herman/Stan Getz
Bass
(1994)

Prez Impressions
Dick Hafer
Bass
(1994)

Screenthemes '94
The Mike Garson Orchestra
Bass
(1994)

Sun Rises in the East
Jeru the Damaja
Assistant Engineer
(1994)

Symphonic Bossa Nova
Ettore Stratta
Guitar (Acoustic), Bass (Electric), Guitar (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
(1994)

Coffeehouse Christmas
Brandon Fields
Bass
(1995)

Confirmation
Jack Nimitz
Bass
(1995)

Death of Excellence
Low Pop Suicide
(1995)

Five Seasons
Eddie Daniels
Bass
(1995)

From Kenton to Now
Peter Erskine
Bass
(1995)

Journey
Emilio Kauderer
Bass
(1995)

Live at the Jazz Bakery
Claude Williamson
Bass
(1995)

Moore Moods
Shelley Moore
Bass
(1995)

Perk Plays Prez
Bill Perkins
Bass
(1995)

Piano
Armando Manzanero Y Sus Amigos
Bass
(1995)

Their Time Was the Greatest
Louie Bellson
Bass
(1995)

Vanessa Rubin Sings
Vanessa Rubin
Bass
(1995)

View From the Side
Bill Holman
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
(1995)

Best of Al Jarreau
Warner Bros
Al Jarreau
Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
(1996)

Blue Condition
Bobby Caldwell
Bass
(1996)

California Connection
Jan Lundgren
Bass
(1996)

Full Circle
Randy Travis
Bass (Acoustic)
(1996)

Giant Sleeps
Pedro Eustache
Bass
(1996)

Hajime No Hi
Sayuri Kume
Bass
(1996)

Holiday Collection
John Tesh
Bass
(1996)

JVC XRCD Sampler
Various Artists
Bass (Acoustic)
(1996)

Pacific Standard
Lanny Morgan
Bass
1996

Play It Again Sam
Frank Capp Juggernaut
Bass
1996

Sheffield Jazz Experience
Various Artists
Bass
1996

View From the Side [Bonus Track]
The Bill Holman Band
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Soloist 1997

Brilliant Corners: The Music of Thelonious Monk
Bill Holman
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
Soloist

Distant Friends
Otmaro Ruiz
Bass, Bass (Electric)
1997

From the Edge of the World
Severin Browne
Bass, Bass (Electric)
1997

Hearts
John O'Banion
Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
1997

Invitation Only
Will Downing
Bass (Acoustic)
1997

Silent Singing
Steve Tavaglione
Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
1997

Tore Down House
Scott Henderson & Thelma Houston
Bass
1997

Wilsons
The Wilsons
Bass (Acoustic)
1997

Wouldn't It Be Nice: A Jazz Portrait of Brian Wilson
Various Artists
Bass (Acoustic)
1997

You & the Night & the Music
Dewey Erney
Bass (Acoustic)
1997

You're Looking at Me
The Herb Geller Quartet
Bass

All About Love
Peter Erskine & Joe Mazzone
Bass
1998

Aluminum Forest
Eldad Tarmu
Bass
1998

Bill Plays Bud
Bill Cunliffe
Bass (Acoustic)
1998

Broadway's Biggest 1997-1998
Various Artists
Bass (Upright)
1998

Cabaret [1998 Original Cast]
Original Cast Recording
Bass
1998

Don't Cry Till You Get to the Car
Mulberry Lane
Bass
1998

Greatest Hits
Paul Winter
Bass
1998

Greatest Science Fiction Hits, Vol. 4
Neil Norman
Bass
1998

Hard to Earn [Japan]
Gang Starr
Engineer
1998

Hazardous Material
Bob Boykin & Firepower/Ernie Watts
Bass
1998

JVC Extended Resolution Compact Disc 2 Sampler
Various Artists
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
1998

JVC XRCD, Vol. 2 Sampler
Various Artists
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
1998

Lava Jazz
Peter Erskine & Lounge Art Ensemble
Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
1998

Madrid
Marc Antoine
Bass
1998

Open Sky
Richard Stoltzman
Bass
1998

This Christmas
Ann Hampton Callaway
Bass
1998

Unwind: A Jazz Compilation
Various Artists
Bass

Big Bang
Tony MacLaren
Bass
1999

Broken: Healing
Cynthia Clawson
Bass
1999

Fade into Light
Boz Scaggs
Bass
1999

Fields & Strings
Brandon Fields With the Gina Kronstadt
Bass
1999

Foreign Affairs
Vibe Tribe & Richard S.
Bass
1999

Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk
Andy Summers
Bass (Electric), Bass (Upright)
1999

Just the Ticket
Original Soundtrack
Bass
1999

Plays Steve Allen
Terry Gibbs with Buddy DeFranco
Bass, Performer

As Time Goes By: Great Love Songs Of The Century
Ettore Stratta
Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
2000

Chris Dundas
Chris Dundas
Bass, Bass (Electric), Bass (Acoustic)
2000

Creative Jazz and New Music
Various Artists
Performer
2000

Donde Esta la Vida
Francisco Cespedes
Contrabanjo
2000

Freedom Vessel
George Kahn
Bass
2000

Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk
Andy Summers
Bass (Electric), Bass (Upright)
2000

Greatest Songs of the Fifties
Barry Manilow
Bass
2006

Greatest Songs of the Sixties [UK Bonus Tracks]
Barry Manilow
Bass
2006

Greatest Songs of the Sixties
Barry Manilow
Bass
2006

James Taylor at Christmas
James Taylor
Bass
2006

Jazz Academy Michael
Brecker/Mike Stern/Peter Erskine
Bass (Electric)
2006

Jazz Improv Companion CD, Vol. 7 No. 1:
Blue Various Artists
Bass
2006

Legends & Lions: Blues
Various Artists
Bass
2006

Legends & Lions: Swingin'
Various Artists
Bass
2006

Legends & Lions: Swoonin'
Various Artists
Bass
2006

Oral Fixation, Vols. 1-2
Shakira
Bajo Sexto
2006

When Do We Eat? Original Soundtrack
Bass
2006

XM: Watercolors - Blue [Circuit City Exclusive]
Various Artists
Bass (Acoustic)
2006

Charlie Bartlett Original Soundtrack
Bass
2007

Don't Get No Better
Patrick Lamb & Patsy Meyer
Bass
2007

Greatest Songs of the Seventies [Deluxe Edition]
Barry Manilow
Rhythm Bass
2007

Greatest Songs of the Seventies [Japan Bonus Track]
Barry Manilow
Rhythm Bass
2007

Greatest Songs of the Seventies [UK Bonus Track]
Barry Manilow Rhythm Bass
2007

Greatest Songs of the Seventies
Barry Manilow
Rhythm Bass
2007

Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk
Andy Summers
Bass (Electric), Bass (Upright)
2007

John Pisano's Guitar Night
John Pisano
Bass
2007

Peggy's Blue Skylight [Bonus Tracks]
Andy Summers
Bass
2007

Standards
Alan Pasqua/Dave Carpenter/Peter Erskine

Bass
2007

Surrender [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]
Jane Monheit
Bass (Acoustic)
2007

Surrender [Bonus Track]
Jane Monheit
Bass (Acoustic)
2007

Surrender [Borders Exclusive]
Jane Monheit Bass (Acoustic)
2007

Surrender
Jane Monheit
Bass (Acoustic)
2007

Tipping Point
Jason Smith
Double Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
2007

Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Various Artists
Bass
2007

Where the Light Comes From
Eugene Maslov
Bass, Bass (Acoustic)
2007

XM Watercolors - Silver [Circuit City Exclusive]
Various Artists
Bass (Acoustic)
2008

Assemblage 1998-2008
Various Artists
Bass
2008

At The Movies - Double Feature [Bonus DVD]
Dave Koz
Bass
2008

Cannon Re-Loaded: An All-Star Celebration of Cannonba
Tom Scott
Bass
2008

Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Cha
Various Artists
Bass
2008

Conversations with My Family
Mike Garson
Bass

2008

Rebel Road
Edgar Winter
Bass (Acoustic)
2008

Sleepwalking
Christopher Young
Bass
2008

When You Know
Dianne Reeves Bass (Acoustic)
Warm Larry Nozero Bass
2008

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