An extremely versatile keyboardist who deserves very much greater reputation, Don Preston is among the few synthesizer players to build up his own audio in the instrument. Preston used Herbie Mann while offering in the armed forces in the first 1950s. He was area of the Detroit jazz picture after his release, and in the past due 1950s he shifted permanently to LA, gigging with Charlie Haden in 1959. Preston performed jazz and experimental music in the 1960s, including along with his group Aha! in 1963. He done and off with Frank Zappa from 1967-74, toured with Gil Evans in 1971 and used Buell Neidlinger in the 1970s. A occupied studio musician for many years, Preston has sometimes made an appearance in L.A. nightclubs using advanced music artists. Preston documented a duo recording with Mike Mantler in 1985 for Watt so that as a innovator for Echograph in 1997.