Davis, Richard

Richard Davis (April 15, 1930, Chicago, IL – September 6, 2023, Madison, WI) was an American jazz bassist and a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison starting in 1977. Originally from Chicago, he first became known in that city before establishing himself in New York City for twenty-three years. He taught bass, jazz history, and improvisation. Davis was one of the most widely recorded bassists of all time. 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 legendary classic Astral Weeks.

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