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Davis, Richard 1930-

Overview
Works: 485 works in 1,574 publications in 3 languages and 16,647 library holdings
Genres: Jazz  Concert films  Nonfiction films  Live sound recordings  Alternate takes (Sound recordings)  Rock music  Blues-rock music  Jazz-rock (Music)  Folk-rock music  Country rock music 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Actor, Composer
Classifications: M1366, 781.65
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Most widely held works by Richard Davis
Out to lunch by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era. Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals -- the jarring Monk tribute "Hat and Beard", the aptly titled "Something Sweet, Something Tender", the weirdly jaunty flute showcase "Gazzelloni", the militaristic title track, the drunken lurch of "Straight Up and Down" -- were a perfect balance of structured frameworks, carefully calibrated timbres, and generous individual freedom. Much has been written about Dolphy's odd time signatures, wide-interval leaps, and flirtations with atonality. And those preoccupations reach their peak on Out to Lunch, which is less rooted in bop tradition than anything Dolphy had ever done. But that sort of analytical description simply doesn't do justice to the utterly alien effect of the album's jagged soundscapes. Dolphy uses those pet devices for their evocative power and unnerving hints of dementia, not some abstract intellectual exercise. His solos and themes aren't just angular and dissonant -- they're hugely so, with a definite playfulness that becomes more apparent with every listen. The whole ensemble -- trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, vibist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Tony Williams -- takes full advantage of the freedom Dolphy offers, but special mention has to be made of Hutcherson, who has fully perfected his pianoless accompaniment technique. His creepy, floating chords and quick stabs of dissonance anchor the album's texture, and he punctuates the soloists' lines at the least expected times, suggesting completely different pulses. Meanwhile, Dolphy's stuttering vocal-like effects and oddly placed pauses often make his bass clarinet lines sound like they're tripping over themselves. Just as the title Out to Lunch suggests, this is music that sounds like nothing so much as a mad gleam in its creator's eyes."--Review by Steve Huey
Astral weeks by Van Morrison( Recording )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four unreleased recordings that debut on this Deluxe Expanded Edition highlight the interplay between Morrison and the quartet that joined him in the studio - bassist Richard Davis, guitarist Jay Berliner, percussionist Warren Smith, Jr., and Modern Jazz Quartet drummer Connie Kay
Sarah Vaughan live in '58 & '64 by Sarah Vaughan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three concerts featuring Sarah Vaughan, the "Divine One", in her prime, wrapping her voice around jazz standards such as Lover man, Misty, and I got rhythm, and showtunes such as Over the rainbow and Maria, among others
Loxodonta Africana : the jazz sound of Ricky Ford by Ricky Ford( Recording )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Point of departure by Andrew Hill( Recording )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Hill brings some of the best musicians of the postbop era to the evolution of jazz music by pushing structure and harmony into different places
Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loxodonta africana by Ricky Ford( Recording )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rip, rig & panic ; Now please don't you cry, beautiful Edith by Rahsaan Roland Kirk( Recording )

7 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The space book by Booker Ervin( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorial album by Eric Dolphy( )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freedom book by Booker Ervin( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soulmates by Ben Webster( )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues book by Booker Ervin( )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song book by Booker Ervin( )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'n out by Joe Henderson( Recording )

28 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming an orchestral musician : a guide for aspiring professionals by Richard Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide for professional musicians on how to succeed in joining an orchestra or ensemble, and how to survive as an orchestral musician during their career
Stan Getz & Bill Evans by Stan Getz( Recording )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baiyina = the clear evidence by Pat Martino( )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out to lunch by Eric Dolphy( Recording )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karma by Pharoah Sanders( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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