Richard Davis

A master jazz and classical bassist (Leonard Bernstein), solo recording artist, composer, collaborator, and educator at the University of Wisconsin in Madison; Richard Davis’ credits as an in-demand sideman span Eric Dolphy, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Burrell, Tony Williams, Andrew Hill, Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, George Benson, Stan Getz, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Billy Cobham to cite a select few.

Richard served as the rhythmic and melodic foil for Van Morrison on one pop music’s greatest recordings, Astral Weeks (1968).