Harvey William Mason (born February 22, 1947) is an American jazz drummer, record producer, and member of the band Fourplay. He has worked with many jazz and jazz fusion artists, including Bob James, Chick Corea, the Brecker Brothers, Chuck Loeb, Nathan East, 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 multi-platinum-selling breakthrough jazz to pop crossover album of 1976, Breezin’. Mason is the father of Harvey Mason, Jr.
Starting in 1975, Mason began recording albums as a leader, the first five for Arista Records, which he also produced hiring the cream of the crop of primarily West Coast-based musicians and singers from the jazz, rock, pop, R&B and recording session scenes. In 1979, he had a hit single in dance clubs with “Groovin’ You,” the title track of his fourth album. It was sampled by house music producer Gusto in his 1996 hit “Disco’s Revenge”.
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