David Axelrod was born on April 17, 1933, in Los Angeles, California and died on February 5, 2017.
He was an American composer, arranger, and producer.
He started out as a staff producer for record companies specializing in jazz, Axelrod became known by the mid-1960s in soul and jazz circles for his recording skills.
During 1968, Axelrod embarked on a solo career and released several eccentric albums during the 1970s that showcased his characteristic sound, which combined heavily microphoned drums and baroque orchestration, and avant-garde themes ranging from the environment to heightened mental awareness.
Axelrod’s early solo projects, Axelrod was one of the first recording artists to fuse elements of jazz, rock, and R&B.
Axelrod’s father was active in radical labor union politics.
David Axelrod passed away at 83 years old.