ROB MOUNSEY, sometimes called a "quiet giant," is widely considered to be one of the best kept secrets in the music industry. While few may know him by name, his impressive catalogue of work continues to be enjoyed and admired by music lovers.
For decades, Rob has been in high demand as one of the top arrangers in the business, from his early days with producers Ashford & Simpson (Diana Ross, Gladys Knight,) Joel Dorn (Steve Goodman, Jess Roden,) and L. Leon Pendarvis (Cissy Houston, Roberta Flack) to more recent work as a first-call arranger with the late, great Phil Ramone (Billy Joel, Elton John, Natalie Cole, Dave Koz, George Michael, Karen Carpenter) and Russ Titelman (Lyle Lovett, Keb' Mo', Brian Wilson, Tom Wopat,) and projects for Paul Simon, James Taylor, Michael Bublé, Rihanna, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Eddy Mitchell, and many more.
He has produced albums and tracks for a variety of artists from many different genres, including Aaron Neville, Natalie Cole, Heather Headley, Deborah Cox, Lee Ann Womack, Michael Franks, Carly Simon, Billy Porter, Jackie Evancho and Idina Menzel.
Rob's performances on piano and keyboards have been featured on scores of well-loved recordings, including Steely Dan's Gaucho, Paul Simon's Graceland, Donald Fagen's Nightfly, Phil Collins' "Against All Odds," and recordings by Diana Ross, Billy Joel, Phoebe Snow, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Steve Winwood, Milton Nascimento, Steve Khan, Deborah Cox, Heather Headley, David Sanborn, George Benson, Brian Wilson, Roberta Flack, and too many more to mention.
He has made a lot of wonderful music with Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Aaron Neville, Madonna, and many, many others; received platinum and gold records, six Grammy nominations and two Emmy awards; scored an Oscar-winning documentary; and created music for the HBO hit Sex and the City. Rob has worked as producer, arranger, composer, conductor and performer in just about every genre of music ever devised.