DENNIS DAVIS nous a quitté RIP


dennis davis

Davis drummed on albums including Station to Station, Low, “Heroes”, and more.

Dennis Davis was an American drummer and session musician best known for his work with David Bowie.

He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City and studied with drummers Max Roach and Elvin Jones before joining the Clark Terry Big Band in 1967. He was wounded during his tour in the Vietnam War but was able to hone his skills when he performed as part of the US Navy’s Drum and Bugle Corps.[1] He met guitarist Carlos Alomar when they were both playing with Roy Ayers.[2] Davis was hired by David Bowie in 1975 with Alomar and bassist George Murray for Young Americans. Davis formed the rhythm section which performed on a number of Bowie’s albums released in the 1970s. The snare sound used on Bowie’s Low album is considered one of the most influential musical recording aspects in popular music.[3]

In the early 2000s, Davis played percussion on David Bowie’s live tours, including Bowie’s last tour, A Reality Tour, in 2003. The drummer for that band was Sterling Campbell, who was previously a student of Davis.[4]

Davis died on April 6, 2016, after a battle with cancer.[5]

Selective discography[edit]

With Roy Ayers

  • Coffy (1973)
  • Virgo Red (1973)
  • Tear to a Smile (1975)
  • Red, Black and Green (1973)
  • You Send Me (1978)
  • I’m the One for your Love Tonight (1987)
  • Double Trouble (1992)
  • Good Vibrations (1993)
  • Naste′ (1995)
  • Mahogany Vibe (2004)

With George Benson

With David Bowie

With Ronnie Foster

with Iggy Pop

With Stevie Wonder

With Jermaine Jackson

  • Let’s Get Serious (Motown, 1980) — “Let’s Get Serious,” “Where Are You Now,” “You’re Supposed to Keep Your Love for Me”


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