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Music can only be described with words, but for David Finck, music is a language all its own. “I hear music as a spoken language,” he says. “When I listen, I’m conscious of the breaths that are taken during a phrase; I hear the vocabulary, the inflection, and the syntax. I listen for all of it.”It’s a statement that makes sense given David’s skills as a bassist and the diverse artists he has played and recorded with “ among them; Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin, Sinead O’Connor, Natalie Cole, Rod Stewart, Herbie Hancock, Ivan Lins, Al Jarreau, Tony Bennett, Paquito D’Rivera, George Michael, Rosemary Clooney and Andre Previn, to name just a few.

Over the years, David has become one of the most sought-after musicians in Manhattan, equally revered for his work in jazz, popular, Brazilian and classical music. He’s bridged musical diversity through his skills — but even more so through his ability to hear music as language in an almost literal sense. Commented the award winning composer and songwriter Alan Bergman, “When a bass has the sound of authority, when it is a testament to time, when it has a certain wisdom in its tone, if you follow the fingers to the arms and then to the rest of the body, you'll see this all belongs to David Finck. He makes the bass sing and swing. As a sometime singer, to have David behind me is a source of security and pleasure. He is an accompanist who supports everything in a solid, original way. He is a great musician and a fine fellow.”

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Album Into The Shadows by John Fedchock

Into The Shadows

Summit Records
2020

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Album Bassically Jazz by David Finck

Bassically Jazz

Burton Avenue Music
2019

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Album Low Standards by David Finck

Low Standards

Soundbrush Records
2017

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Album The Deep by Shelly Berg

The Deep

Chesky Records
2017

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Album Future Day by David Finck

Future Day

Soundbrush Records
2007

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