Short Stories

(Global Coolant Records)
David Lopato and Global Coolant:
David Lopato – piano, Ed Neumeister – trombone, Lucas Pino – tenor and soprano sax, Anson Jones – voice, Ratzo Harris – bass, Michael Sarin – drums, Rogerio Boccato – percussion, Keita Ogawa – percussion Prince of Darkness, For Chick, Stuttersteppin’, Through the Veil, Nelson, Clarity, Looking for Mr. Babar, Papagayo, The Glass Ceiling

“…very powerful, compelling, warm and descriptive music that is also very easy to listen to”​  
Joe Ross, Roots Music Review

“…equal parts intrepid and seductive, his Short Stories are well worth perusing.”​  
      Jack Bowers, All About Jazz

Gending For a Spirit Rising

(Global Coolant 02) 2-CD set

David Lopato and Global Coolant:

David Lopato, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Feldman, Lucas Pino, Bill Ware, William Moersch, I.M. Harjito, Erik Friedlander, Ratzo Harris, Tom Rainey, Michael Sarin, Anne Stebinger, Marc Perlman, john Hadfield

Ladrang, This Life, Jalan Jiwa, Gendhing, Beboppin’ with Bella, Jakshi, Suite 911

“Unlike anything you are likely to hear this year (or any year). Lopato’s music is the genuine article.”
4 1/2 stars – Downbeat Magazine

Many Moons

(Global Coolant 01)

David Lopato – solo piano

Swing Trades, Inside You, Fly Brook, Unrequited Love, No Visa, Reflexology, Brooklyn, The Big Bad Wolf Ain’t So Bad After All, Wishing Willie Well, African Village, Piano Roll I, Peace March

“Lopato’s performances are as impressive and strikingly individual as his compositions, as demonstrated on “The Big Bad Wolf Ain’t So Bad After All”, a rollicking and striding tour de force performance suggesting influences from Tatum and Ellington.”
Cadence Magazine


The Standard Line

(Unity UTY 133)

David Lopato and David Mott

David Lopato – piano
David Mott – Baritone sax

Body and Soul, Unrequited Love, Wind Bells, Earth, Once So Blue…, Texas Little, No Visa, Stop Boogie! Stop Shuffle!, Nostalgia, Are Your Heads Aligned?

Inside / Outside

(Enemy 132-2)

David Lopato

David Lopato – piano
Mark Helias – bass
Gerry Hemingway – drums

Magdalena, Out of Somewhere, This Life, Gonbosco, Y.B.F.S., Reflexology

Giant Mbira

(Lumina L009)

David Lopato – solo piano

Magdalena, Fast, One for Olivier for Muhal, Dear Sphere, Blues for Bley, Gazing at Miss V, Giant Mbira

Lopato/Donica/Bowman Trio

David Lopato – piano, keyboards
Jim Donica – string bass
Chris Bowman – drums