David Pierce has become one of my favorite secret weapons when I’m producing a band or a singer songwriter. When I want to add depth and soul to a recording, I call David for arrangements. He is always able to make an existing compositions more interesting and complex while still serving the vocalist, and the song as a whole. David is also very easy to work with, and makes everyone around him better.- Matt Pence / The Echo Lab, Centro-Matic
Got to really have some fun with heavy, heavy horn writing for The Lord Baltimores. Haven’t heard of ‘em? Well, check them out! This tune is a little afro pop meets Fred Wesley and the JB’s. If you’d like to hear more, check out my Spotify page or stream this album on Apple Music or Spotify. Dig!
A little Donny Hathaway inspired piece from the Lord Baltimores. A little chill and verrrrry groovin.
In The Middle of the Dust
A little gem from the Lord Baltimores. Wrote this lil’ guy for my son, Jonah. That’s Mr. Adrian Hulet on vocals, btw.
A piece in my Halloween Musical, Cirque du Horror…A painter has her art come to life! ....except not in a good way.
A piece in my Cirque du Horror show. “Once More” is about a longing husband and a recently deceased wife. She haunts him, wishing as he does, for “once more.”
To Think and Dream
These next two pieces are from a collection of work I call the “Singularity Suite,” based on the writings of Ray Kurzweil. Marion Powers delivers some hauntingly beautiful vocals, and cellist Buffi Jacobs’ group, Anaphase, delivers a powerful performance of this piece. “To Think and Dream,”....perhaps artificial intelligence will one day comprehend and “feel” what it means to love?
Another song from my “Singularity Suite.” The noise and chatter of this “thing” we call the internet, and how it’s slowly but surely marching towards the “singularity.”
Fiddler on the Roof
I mean, who says you can’t arrange “Fiddler on the Roof” for a big band?