Harvey Mason (jazz drummer)

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Harvey William Mason (born February 22, 1947, in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is an American jazz drummer. He has worked with many jazz and fusion artists, including Bob James, Chick Corea, The Brecker Brothers, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and almost all the Mizell Brothers productions with Donald Byrd, Johnny Hammond, Bobbi Humphrey and Gary Bartz. He is featured on George Benson's 1976 album Breezin'. His drum solo - a duet with percussionist Ralph MacDonald - on Benson's hit "On Broadway" is a great example of his unique style. Harvey is also the percussionist for the contemporary jazz group Fourplay, which includes keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb, and bassist Nathan East.

In 1979 Mason Sr released the hit single "Groovin' You", a disco-stomping tune, from the album of the same name. It was sampled by house music producer Gusto in his 1995 hit single "Disco's Revenge".

Mason is also the father of Harvey Mason, Jr.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1975 Marching in the Street 1
1977 Funk in a Mason Jar 1
1979 Groovin' You 1
1996 Ratamacue 1
2003 With All My Heart 2
2014 Chameleon 1
Earthmover 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1999 Sho Nuff Groove 1

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