Tom Coster

Tom Coster

born on 21/8/1941 in Detroit, MI, United States

Tom Coster

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Tom Coster

Tom Coster (born August 21, 1941) is an American keyboardist and composer. Detroit-born and San Francisco-raised, Coster played piano and accordion as a youth, continuing his studies through college and a productive five-year stint as a musician in the U.S. Air Force Band.[1]

Coster has played with and/or composed for many groups and musicians including The Loading Zone, Gábor Szabó, Carlos Santana, Billy Cobham, Third Eye Blind, Coryell/Coster/Smith, Claudio Baglioni, Stu Hamm, Boz Scaggs, Zucchero and Bobby Holiday, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, and Vital Information. Coster also produced several solo jazz fusion recordings as a leader for Fantasy, Headfirst, and JVC.

Some of Coster's best-known compositions are "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)", "Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)" and "Dance, Sister, Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)" performed by Santana, and "The Perfect Date" performed by Vital Information.

His son Tommy Coster is also a keyboardist.

Solo Discography and Personnel

  • T.C. (Fantasy, 1981)
    • Tom Coster - keyboards, Linn-1 drum machine programming
    • Joaquin Lievano - guitar
    • Randy Jackson - bass
    • Steve Smith - drums
  • From Me to You (Headfirst/JVC, 1990)
    • Tom Coster - keyboards
    • Tommy Coster - keyboards
    • Mark Russo - saxophones
    • Corrado Rustci - guitar
    • Kai-Eckhardt Karpeh - bass
    • William Kennedy - drums
    • Armando Peraza - congas, bongos
    • Jimi Tunnell - vocals
  • Gotcha (JVC, 1992)
    • Tom Coster - keyboards, computer programming, synth and drum programming
    • Mark Russo - saxophones
    • Chris Camozzi - guitar
    • Alphonso Johnson - electric and fretless bass
    • Dennis Chambers - drums
    • Norbert Stachel - saxophones
  • Let's Set the Record Straight (JVC, 1993)
  • The Forbidden Zone (JVC, 1994)
    • Tom Coster - keyboards, synthe bass
    • Bob Berg - tenor saxophone
    • Scott Henderson - guitars
    • Jeff Andrews - electric bass
    • Alphonso Johnson - electric and fretless bass
    • Dennis Chambers - drums
    • Raul Rekow - congas, bata, chekere, vocal chant
    • Karl Perazzo - timbales, congas, miscellaneous percussion
  • Interstate '76 Soundtrack (w/Bullmark) (Activision, 1996)
    • Tom Coster - keyboards
    • Arion Salazar (Third Eye Blind) - electric bass
    • Bryan Mantia (Primus) - drums & percussion
    • Jon Bendich -
    • Les Harris (Curveball) -
    • Dave Schul (Curveball) -




  • All About Jazz

External links

  • Vital Information Web Site
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