Owner and manager of Yellow Springs, Ohio based label Empirical (2) Recording and Empirical Sound recording company.
Held title of Chief Engineer at Elektra Records, duties including taping all sessions under the direction of Jac Holzman, supervising engineering personnel, maintenance and quality control.
An excerpt from Bill Evans The Complete Live At The Village Vanguard 1961 liner notes by original producer, Orrin Keepnews:
"Somewhat unexpectedly, I had no problem getting Evans to agree [to the recording] – he was entirely aware of what this trio was creating, and undoubtedly even more worried than I about how fragile their unity might be. It was realistic to plan to work on Sunday; the Vanguard routinely scheduled two matinee sets that day in addition to a standard evening program. I was not concerned about working on the very last day of the engagement; apparently I was not even disturbed by the unavailability of our staff engineer, Ray Fowler, since I find that I don’t even remember why he was not on hand. (Unfortunately, I will never be able to ask him – Ray died within the past year following a sudden heart attack – but I suspect it was something as routine but important as an already-scheduled vacation; Ray had a large family.) In his place we brought in Dave Jones, originally known to us as an Ohio-based traditional jazz enthusiast, who had recorded and then sold to Riverside an LP by the intriguingly-named “Dixieland Rhythm Kings of Dayton, Ohio" (Gene Mayl's Dixieland Rhythm Kings). Davey actually was more broad-based than that: he had engineered several dates for Jac Holzman’s pioneering pop-folk Elektra label."