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Michael Weiss

RIP Charles Davis

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Met him a few years ago in NYC. Went to dinner and then to Smalls with him, his wife, and a relative of hers. A warm and very intelligent man and a heck of a player.

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Now there was a man who played with personality!

RIP, and all the love there is.

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Fascinating career,  and  seems like a life well-lived.  83 years old.  I first heard him on the Elvin Jones "Illuminations" album when I picked that  up  out of a cutout bin at Woolworth's as a new listener, and I was hooked on him  from his two features on that.

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Very sad to hear this. My favourite album that he was on is 'Doin' The Thang!' by Ronnie Matthews on Prestige. I'll give that a spin today. RIP.

If I remember correctly he was here in the UK just a couple of years ago playing with the Sun Ra Arkestra at Glastonbury - it was on TV.

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Sorry to hear this sad news.

I always enjoyed his playing, especially on baritone sax. In his final years he seems top play the tenor far more often, though my preference was to hear him on baritone .

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Maybe my favorite baritone sax player period. Was just listening to his Red Records release (REFLECTIONS) earlier this week and saying to myself, "I guess I've short-changed him as a tenor player all this time." He'll be missed.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Peter Friedman said:

Sorry to hear this sad news.

I always enjoyed his playing, especially on baritone sax. In his final years he seems top play the tenor far more often, though my preference was to hear him on baritone .

I also especially liked him on baritone.

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Whenever he popped up on a recording, he played personal and interesting solos and dependable ensemble work. Quite an achievement. R.I.P., and thanks for the music.

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I did get to play with and hang with Mr. Davis a few times. Thought he was a hell of a guy and player. He did have a nice, long run and is well-represented on recording. A life well-lived and well-played. RIP...

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