Guitarist David Pritchard began his professional career in 1969 when he joined the Gary Burton Quartet. At that time Melody Maker said, "he (Pritchard) compliments Burton's sound perfectly..."
Returning to Los Angeles, Pritchard formed the jazz/rock group,"Contraband," and recorded an LP, Time and Space, for Epic Records, and in a four star review Downbeat wrote, "With Weather Report, Miles Davis, and others, Contraband makes music of eclectic inspiration, multi-dimensional in scope, striking of passion."
In the early eighties, Pritchard decided to focus on his own musical direction. He was signed by Inner City Records and recorded two LP's, Lightyear, and City Dreams, which featured guest artists Freddie Hubbard and Patrice Rushen. For this album, Pritchard was profiled in both Cashbox and Downbeat.
In recent years, Pritchard has put most of his emphasis on acoustic and classical guitars as well as shifting his writing and playing style into a more classically influenced style. In 1990 David formed Morphic Resonance Music; its first release was Air Patterns followed by Velocity, Vertical Eden, and the latest, Among the Missing. In addition to his own recordings, Pritchard’s music has also been performed and/or recorded by the LAGQ and Aquarelle Guitar Quartet.