LOWELL DAVIDSON’S one and only album, released by pioneering avant-garde label ESP in 1965, has the face of a young black man resolutely looking outwards, his steel-rimmed glasses reflecting the keys of his piano. It is a haunting image of a musician who played the organ and led the choir in his local episcopal church as well as blowing tuba in his school band before leaving home to study biochemistry at Harvard. From the first notes of opening track L, there's the sense sense of a new pianism. Davidson - responsible for all compositions on the album - uses space and phrases of notes in a singular way and with a distinct percussive edge, so that with Graves’s undertow it seems as if there are two drummers at work, although Davidson’s touching of the keys can sound like an intimate yet dynamic brushwork.
Lowell Davidson Trio (CD, Album, RE, RM). Calibre (3), ESP Disk. ESP CD 1012, ESP 1012. Lowell Davidson Trio. The rhythm section formed by the rare matchup of Peacock and Graves is a tidal wave, paying little attention to typical time, instead focusing on energy and emotion to power Davidson's complex piano lines. fav track: B1 Ad Hoc (12:15). Reply Notify me Helpful.
Sadly, this record, Lowell Davidson Trio remains the only recorded document of this remarkably gifted musician. And it might never have happened had Ornette Coleman not recommended that Bernard Stollman put give Davidson the opportunity to make this unique musical statement. The music on this record, in particular Davidson's compositions and his pianoforte is complete in every sense and would have been as remarkable as the bebop phraseology of someone like Bird, when both were first heard.
Recommended to ESP-Disk by Ornette Coleman and signed to record his music without an audition, Davidson was the son of a theologist, studied biochemistry at Harvard, was fatally injured in a lab accident, and died at age 50.
Listen to music from Lowell Davidson Trio like "L" and L. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Lowell Davidson Trio. On Ornette Coleman’s recommendation, ESP-Disk’ owner Bernard Stollman signed up pianist Lowell Davidson (then majoring in biochemistry at Harvard) for the only recording ever released by Davidson without having heard him play. Davidson came to New York and got to work with the elite rhythm section of drummer Milford Graves and bassist Gary Peacock, both stalwarts of the ESP catalog.
Lowell Davidson Trio: Jazz pianist from Boston, Massachusetts. After studying biochemistry at Harvard University, he moved to New York and played with Ornette Coleman who urged the ESP Disk record label to record and release an album featuring Davidson with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Milford Graves. Davidson also played drums in an early line-up of The New York Art Quartet, aluminum double bass, and organ. He died of tuberculosis in 1990 at the age of 49. Dunce, Stately 1, Strong Tears и другие песни. Вся дискография, Радио, Концерты, рекомендации и похожие исполнители.
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The Trio is a live album by Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen that was released in 1974. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Group in 1975.
- Marketed By – ZYX-Music GmbH
- Distributed By – ZYX-Music GmbH
- Copyright (c) – Syndicore
- Published By – Syndicore
- Published By – Bernhard Mikulski Publishing
- Art Direction [Art Director] – Baby Jerry
- Bass – Gary Peacock
- Engineer [Recording] – Art Christ*
- Percussion – Milford Graves
- Photography By [Photos] – George Klabin
- Piano, Composed By – Lowell Davidson
NotesRecorded July 27, 1965.
© Syndicore (BMI) Syndicore is a division of ESP-Disk', Ltd.
Made in Germany.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 090204037896
- Rights Society: GEMA
- Label Code: LC 0546
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