Monday, August 06, 2007

Art Davis, 1933-2007


Even if he'd never recorded with the likes of John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Quincy Jones and Freda Payne, the death of Art Davis would still merit attention. As detailed in the Los Angeles Times obituary, his journey was incredibly rich and dramatic. That said, Davis' discography is amazing. And his work holds the chaotic We Free Kings together. His solo on this Charlie Parker number comes at 3:17. Davis is also heard to good effect working with Max Roach in this video from 1958.

I expect I'll buy the new Underground Kingz by UGK tomorrow.

Kansas City Click: The Fuchsia Band visit Eddie Delahunt's Cafe tonight.

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