Robert Irving III

Robert Irving III's Biography

Robert Lee Irving III, a.k.a. Baabe (almost pronounced Bobby) is best known for his association as keyboardist, producer, and Musical Director for the Miles Davis Groups of the 1980's. As a composer/producer, Irving has scored three motion pictures (including Street Smart, which was Morgan Freeman's first and Christopher Reeves last film) and has produced two Grammy Award nominated projects for Miles ("Human Nature") and Terri Lyne Carrington ("Real Life Story") including sessions with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter and Grover Washington Jr. and Susan Osborne's "Wabi", which received Japan's prestigious Nippon Music Award for "Best Creative Concept". Irving has recorded and toured extensively with David Murray and currently tours as acoustic pianist/keyboardist with trumpet great, Wallace Roney. He is also founder of the Miles Davis alumni group ESP (with bassist Darryl Jones and guitarist Bobby Broom) and the Chicago based, 16-member Pan-African jazz group, The African Arts Ensemble.

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