David Garibaldi
November 4, 1946
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© Ronn Dunnett







David Garibaldi...
Born in Oakland, California, David grew up just East of San Francisco. Through his fascination for drums, he began playing music at age 10. His parents bought him his first drumset in high school and the rest, as they say, is history.

By age (17) David began his professional career by 1966, the Vietnam War brought uncertainty. Upon waiting for his draft into the Army, his future changed when it was suggested he enlist in the United States Air Force and become a member of the 724th United States Air Force Band. After his discharge from military service, he returned to his home in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the summer of 1970 David joined Tower of Power.

It was in this setting that David became one of the most influential drummers of his generation and became known as an innovator in funk drumming. He has since appeared in a variety of studio and live settings including work for television and film. His credits include work with artists including: Patti Austin, Natalie Cole, Larry Carlton, Mickey Hart's Planet Drum, Jermaine Jackson, Ray Obiedo, the Buddy Rich Orchestra, Boz Scaggs, Talking Drum,s, Gino Vanelli, Deniece Williams, the Yellowjackets and Wishful Thinking.

David's books and videos are available through Alfred Publishing and Warner Brothers Publications. Over the last couple of years David has been working with 'Doc' Kupka as the drummer in 'Doc's' special project, The Strokeland Superband. Recently, he had been touring with the singer, RAD. RAD has featured the Tower horn section on one of her CD's.

In January 1998, David Garibaldi rejoined Tower of Power and continues touring with them.









© Tom Schwarz







Tower Of Power
Top Row: Larry Braggs, David Garibaldi, Roger Smith, Rocco Prestia, Mark Harper
Bottom Row: Adolfo Acosta, Mic Gillette, Doc Kupka, Tom E. Politzer, Emilio Castillo
check out their website:
http://www.towerofpower.com/


DAVID GARIBALDI - THE CODE OF FUNK

David Garibaldi The Code Of Funk
- 80 PAGE BOOK
- CD with all eight tracks minus David's drums
- 2 Bonus DVD-ROM'S

The Code of Funk brings the drumming of David Garibaldi, and the music of Tower of Power to your practice room in a technologically advanced, cutting-edge musical and educational package. The Code provides an in-depth look at the concepts David uses to create his futuristic, yet, old-school grooves.

Included are:

80-PAGE BOOK with detailed transcriptions, by David, of his drum performance in each of eight tunes from T.O.P.'s most recent album, Oakland Zone (Or Music), incisive commentary, photos, a biography, a suggested listening list, and more.

CD with all eight tracks minus David's drums, allowing you to "sit in" with this legendary band. Each track provides "click track" count-in, followed by a complete "music minus drums" stereo mix including the lead vocals and solos.





BONUS DVD-ROM'S with instrumental versions of these tracks in file formats that can be looped and or slowed down, using software programs like Acid and Garageband; and remixed, using multi-track studio software, such as ProTools, Cakewalk or Nuendo for further exploration and study. Includes a ReadMe file and also a video tutorial with detailed instructions.

The Code of Funk is the first instructional package of its kind and will give you the unique opportunity to learn along side one of the most innovative and important drummers in the history of the instrument.

U.S. Retail $29.95 - BPS18.95 Plus Shipping






© Ronn Dunnett




© Ronn Dunnett





© Ronn Dunnett







© Stefan Benedict




© Claude Dufresne



performed with:

Wishful Thinking
Tower of Power
The Buddy Rich Orchestra
Talking Drums
Yellowjackets
Planet Drum
Patti Austin
Larry Carlton
Mickey Hart
Gino Vanelli
Boz Scaggs
Natalie Cole
Deniece Williams
Jermaine Jackson
Ray Obiedo
The Buddy Rich Orchestra
Talkin Drums
Kenny Stahl
The Strokeland Superband
RAD

....and many more








































MASTERS PLACE

David Garibaldi's Drum Set - Tower of Power
Yamaha Recording Custom Drums - Sabian Cymbals - Latin Percussion - Remo Drumheads - Audix Microphones - Vic Firth Drumsticks - The Buttkicker - Finale












© Ronn Dunnett


Musikmesse Frankfurt 2007



Tower Of Power - some time ago







Billy Cobham - David Garibaldi
Musikmesse Frankfurt 2007


© Rob Wallis



Paul Siegel - David Garibaldi - Rob Wallis (Hudson Music)




...from David Garibaldi

David Garibaldi - Bernhard (Drummerworld)
Musikmesse Frankfurt 2007
Bernhard,
Congratulations on a great website. You've done some serious research. I'm honored to have been included. Thank you so much. What about Pete DePoe, inventor of the "King Kong Beat"...Eddie Marshall, great San Francisco drummer formerly of The Fourth Way... and Dezhon Claiborne, another killer bay area drummer from The Heiroglyphics Ensemble. All The Best..
David Garibaldi