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David Lopato

David Lopato's music reflects an involvement with such diverse forms as modern jazz, stride piano, avant-garde classical music, blues, latin and various world musics, most notably those of Indonesia, where he has lived and studied Javanese gamelan. His love of these seemingly disparate traditions has resulted in a body of music that is both universal and personal. Although his main instrument is piano, his interest in other, more exotic timbres has led him to explore new techniques for “preparing” the piano, as well as incorporate other percussion instruments and electronics into his work. He has worked extensively with computers, MIDI, and related digital media to facilitate the creation and realization of his own music and that of other musicians. In 2002, his performance repertoire expanded into the theatrical realm with the debut of his first full-length monologue “Small Matters of Life and Death”. In 2009, he ventured further outside the musical realm with the authoring of his first book, Take Alternate Routes, a memoir about marriage, infertility, adoption and the raising of a special needs child.

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”An inventive and resourceful pianist...his compositions never faltering for a second” —The New York Times

“Lopato’s technique is enviable, and his playing communicates a real sense of joy. Highly recommended.” —Keyboard Magazine

“Mr. Lopato’s jazz playing displayed an omnivorous eclecticism built on an understanding of a very broad range of jazz and classical styles...his playing and his varied compositions displayed considerable grace and charm.” —The New York Times

“Lopato ’s stylistic range and technique are prodigious” —Downbeat Magazine

“Remember the name - Lopato

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Discography

Gendhing for a Spirit Rising

Gendhing for a Spirit...

Global Coolant Records
2017

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Many Moons

Many Moons

Self Produced
2011

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Inside Outside

Cristal Records
1991

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Giant Mbira / Solo...

Cristal Records
1982

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