http://www.hdtracks.com/the-bassist-homage-to-diversity?___store=default129737The Bassist - Homage to Diversityhttp://s3.amazonaws.com/hdtrack_img/753957207120_185.jpg11.98USDInStock/Jazz/Jazz/MainstreamBassist Richard Davis celebrates Diversity on his recording, The Bassist – Homage to Diversity. The recording features John Hicks on piano and highlights a variety of musical styles.
"The music for the CD was chosen to exemplify diversified att... Bassist Richard Davis celebrates Diversity on his recording, The Bassist – Homage to Diversity. The recording features John Hicks on piano and highlights a variety of musical styles.<br />
"The music for the CD was chosen to exemplify diversified attitudes in music," says Davis of his collection. "I chose a little of this, a little of that, all within the realms of the music I like to play."<br />
The CD begins with a Duke Ellington duo "Come Sunday/Warm Valley." "I am reminded of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s recording of ‘Come Sunday’ with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in the mid-fifties," says Davis. "This was a momentous diversity occasion of a religious and jazz performance. Basically one and the same."<br />
The Bassist includes a classical piece, "Eccles Sonata;" traditional gospel tunes, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Go Down Moses;" and a traditional blues piece, "C.C. Rider." Davis also chose to include the Charlie Parker composition "Little Benny."<br />
"Charlie Parker maximized diversity during the great music revolutionary 1940’s period of jazz," says Davis. "Jazz is not a sub-standard music. He raised the self-esteem of all black people who heard him. He and many other famous black musicians proved that we had our own Bachs, Haydns and Mozarts."11.98Richard DavisJazz,Mainstream2013-10-20