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Richard Davis

b, *1930 US, Chicago
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Richard Davis

Richard Davis (born April 15, 1930) is an American jazz double bassist. Among his most famous contributions to the albums of others are Eric Dolphy's 1964 Blue Note LP Out to Lunch!, Andrew Hill's Point of Departure and Van Morrison's Astral Weeks, of which critic Greil Marcus wrote (in The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll), "Richard Davis provided the greatest bass ever heard on a rock album".

        
Instruments
  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Double bass
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
The Rite Of Spring on Three Works For Jazz Soloists & Symphony Orchestra by Don Sebesky
Shiny Stockings on Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Raunchy Rita on Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Found Out on Found Out by Noir & Richard Davis
Elvin's Guitar Blues on Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Suitcases on Preserved by Dj Kenfranxx & Richard Davis
M.E. on Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Summertime on Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Here's That Rainy Day on Heavy Sounds by Elvin Jones & Richard Davis
Shots on Preserved by Dj Kenfranxx & Richard Davis

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Valentine's Day 1964 LiveBen Webster, Dave Frishberg, Richard Davis, Grady Tate2018Album
Blue MonkRichard Davis With Junior Mance2015Album
So In LoveRichard Davis2015Album
MadisonTine Asmundsen - Richard Davis - Vidar Johansen - Robert Shy2008Album
The Bassist ~ Homage To Diversity ~Richard Davis With John Hicks2001Album
Forest FlowersRichard Davis2000Compil.
DialogueWalt Dickerson & Richard Davis1998Compil.
Body And SoulArchie Shepp & Richard Davis1991Album
Dealin' (Live At Sweet Basil)Richard Davis1991Album
Village Vanguard Live Sessions 2Pepper Adams, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, Richard Davis, Joe Farrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Garnett Brown, Marvin Stamm1990Compil.
Four PlayClifford Jordan, Richard Davis, James Williams, Ronnie Burrage1990Album
Village Vanguard Live Sessions 1Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Mel Lewis, Ray Nance, Pepper Adams, Richard Davis1990Compil.
I Remember CliffordJames Williams, Richard Davis, Ronnie Burrage1990Album
One For FrederickRichard Davis, And Friends1990Album
Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Live At Sweet Basil Vol. IIMal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard1987Album
Persia My DearRichard Davis, Roland Hanna, Freddie Waits1987Album
Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered Live At Sweet BasilMal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard1987Album
Live At The Elvehjem Art MuseumBen Sidran / Richard Davis1986Album
TendernessWalt Dickerson & Richard Davis1985Album
InneractionJoel Futterman, Jimmy Lyons, Richard Davis, Robert Adkins1984Album
Way Out WestRichard Davis1980Album
HarvestRichard Davis1979Album
CauldronRichard Davis, L.D. Levy1979Album
Divine GeminiWalt Dickerson & Richard Davis1978Album
Fancy FreeRichard Davis1977Album
As OneRichard Davis1976Album
Strike Up The BandBobby Hackett, Zoot Sims, Bucky Pizzarelli, Richard Davis, Mel Lewis & Hank Jones1975Album
MomentumJimmy Raney / Richard Davis / Alan Dawson1975Album
Dealin'Richard Davis1974Album
The Philosophy Of The SpiritualRichard Davis1972Album
Epistrophy & Now's The TimeRichard Davis1972Album
Muses For Richard DavisRichard Davis1970Album
Heavy SoundsElvin Jones And Richard Davis1968Album
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