b. 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As a kid Irving performed brass instruments but additionally studied piano. Elevated partially in Chicago and in addition in NEW YORK, he performed many forms of music in various ensembles, meanwhile learning thoroughly. In 1978, he came back to Chicago where he continuing playing in a variety of rings until he found the eye of Mls Davis. He co-composed and co-arranged monitors on Davis’ 1981 THE PERSON WITH ALL THE Horn. 2 yrs later, he performed on, had written for and co-produced Davis’ Decoy and afterwards You’re Under Arrest, both which had been Grammy nominated. He was with Davis from after that before end from the 10 years, departing in 1989. During this time period, Irving also researched with Gil Evans. Amongst others with whom Irving provides played and occasionally documented are Victor Bailey, Gary Bartz, Michael Brecker, Oscar Dark brown Jnr. , Regina Carter, Khalil Un Zabar, Eddie Henderson, Billy Joel, Oliver Lake, Ramsey Lewis, Marilyn Mazur, Marcus Miller, David Murray, Wallace Roney, Pharoah Sanders, Sister Sledge and Phil Upchurch. He also co-founded and caused the Davis alumni rings, ESP and ESP2 and can be creator of Chicago’s African Arts Outfit. Additionally, he provides created albums for Murray, Gerald Albright, Costs Evans, Branford Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Carlos Santana, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Sting and Grover Washington Jnr. Irving provides constructed music for movies and tv, the previous including Street Wise (1987) and Moments For The Spirit (1995). He also constructed ‘Mademoiselle Mandarin’, a concerto for jazz harp, performed by Markus Klinko as well as the Miami Chamber Symphony Orchestra. In 1989, Irving was manufacturer for Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy-nominated TRUE TO LIFE Tale and in the first 00s he once again teamed using the drummer to create and immediate Sonic Portraits Entertainment, an musician managed record label. The label’s initial produces included 2006’s New Momentum, which Irving considered acoustic playing, teaming up with bass players Buster Williams and Marlene Rosenberg and Yusef Ernie Adams on drums. Since his period with Davis, and specifically from the past due 90s, Irving offers painted and it has exhibited in Chicago and NY.