Saturday, August 4, 2007

Art Davis (1934-2007)

Bassist Art Davis, who performed with the likes of John Coltrane, Max Roach and Dizzy Gillespie, died last Sunday at his home in Long Beach, Calif.

The Los Angeles Times ran an obituary today.

For a sample of Art Davis’s work as a sideman, click here and check out “We Speak,” recorded on March 17, 1961. Trumpeter Booker Little led this session. The band also included Max Roach and Eric Dolphy.

1 comment:

DeAngelo Starnes said...

Wow. All my heroes dying.