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New Eric Dolphy Album Features Richard Davis, Eddie Kahn
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New Eric Dolphy Album Features Richard Davis, Eddie Kahn

For the first time in over three decades, previously unissued recordings from the late saxophonist Eric Dolphy have been released. “Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions” includes 85 minutes of music, featuring bassists Richard Davis and Eddie Kahn

Bass Players to Know: Richard Davis
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players to Know: Richard Davis

As a college student, I spent many an afternoon roaming the streets of New York City, finding new routes to take me from my hole-in-the-wall apartment to the halls of academia, and creating new musical playlists along the way. I developed a healthy obsession to certain songwriters… Van Morrison, Janis Ian, Paul Simon, and even dabbled in some West Village...

Richard Davis Among NEA’s 2014 Jazz Masters
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Richard Davis Among NEA’s 2014 Jazz Masters

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, which is the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Among the four recipients this year is bassist Richard Davis, who they will be honoring for his “lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.” Born April 15th, 1930, Davis began singing with his family vocal trio...