Richard Davis

bass, double bass, arranger, acoustic bass guitar, percussion

Sample recordings


Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
Andrew Hill (Jazz pianist)
Booker Ervin
Elvin Jones
Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra bass A Child Is Born, A Child is Born, A'That's Freedom, A-That's Freedom, Ah' That's Freedom, Ahunk Ahunk, Baca Feelin', Bacha Feelin, Bible Story, Big Dipper, Central Park North, Come Sunday, Consummation, Dedication, Don't Ever Leave Me, Don't Get Sassy, Don't Git Sassy, Fingers, Gettin' Sassy, Groove Merchant, It Only Happens Every Time, Jive Samba, Little Pixi II, Little Pixie, Quietude, Samba Con Getchu, Second Race, The Groove Merchant, The Second Race, The Waltz You Swang for Me, Tiptoe, Tow Away Zone, Us, Willow Tree
Andrew Hill bass, double bass 30 Pier Avenue, Alfred, Dedication, Dedication (alternate take), Flea Flop, Flight 19, Flight 19 (alternate take), Ghetto Lights, Hey Hey, Judgment, Lift Every Voice, Love Chant, Mahogany, Monkash, New Monastery, New Monastery (alternate take), Not So, Not So (alternate), Ode to Von, Ode to Von (alternate), Reconciliation, Refuge, Siete Ocho, Smoke Stack, Smoke Stack (alternate), Spectrum, The Day After, The Day After (alternate), Two Lullabies, Verne, Wailing Wall, Yokada Yokada, Yokada, Yokada (alternate take)
Booker Ervin bass A Day to Mourn, A Lunar Tune, Al's In, All the Things You Are, Aluminum Baby, Bass-Ix, Bass-ix, Bei mir bist Du schön, Bächafillen, Come Sunday, Cry Me Not, Eerie Dearie, Grant's Stand, Groovin' High, I Can't Get Started, Just Friends, Mojo, No Booze Blooze, Not Quite That, Number Two, Ode to Charlie Parker, One for Mort, Our Love Is Here to Stay, Stella by Starlight, The Lamp Is Low, The Second # 2, The Second #2, There Is No Greater Love, True Blue, Yesterdays, You Don't Know What Love Is
Elvin Jones bass Anthropology, Ballade, Dear John C., Everything Happens to Me, Fantazm, Feeling Good, For Tomorrow, Hip Jones, Korina, Little Rock's Blues, Love Bird, Origin, Passion Flower, Pitter Pat, Smoke Rings, Sweet Mama, Sweet and Lovely, The Witching Hour, This Love of Mine, Tin Tin Deo, Zange
Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio double bass Alone, Be Anything but Darling Be Mine, Dancing in the Dark, Dream, Embraceable You, Honeysuckle Rose, How High the Moon, I Cover the Waterfront, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, If This Isn't Love, It's Got to Be Love, Just One of Those Things, Just a Gigolo, Poor Butterfly, September in the Rain, Sometimes I'm Happy, Stairway to the Stars, Thou Swell, Willow Weep for Me
Sarah Vaughan bass, double bass All of Me, Cheek to Cheek, Darn That Dream, Don't Go to Strangers, Doodlin', I Cried for You, Just One of Those Things, Linger Awhile, Love, Lucky in Love, Missing You, Moonlight in Vermont, No 'count Blues, Pennies from Heaven, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Stardust, The Green Leaves of Summer, Them There Eyes, Words Can't Describe
Gary McFarland bass, double bass A Hard Day's Night, And I Love Her, Bygones & Boogie (Boogie & Out), California, Here I Come, Emily, From Russia With Love, I Want to Hold Your Hand, La Vie En Rose, Milo's Other Samba, More (Theme from the Film 'Mondo Cane'), Mountain Heir, Ringo, Sage Hands, She Loves You, The Good Life, The Love Goddess, Willie, Winter Colors
Clifford Jordan bass 872, 872 (A), Black Betty, Black Girl, De Gray Goose, Dick's Holler, Doug's Prelude, Doug’s Prelude (A), Goodnight Irene, Jolly o the Ransom, Ouagoudougou, Ouagoudougou (A), Silver City Bound, Take This Hammer, The Highest Mountain, Vienna, Vienna (A), Yellow Gal
Dizzy Gillespie bass Ann, Wonderful One, Birks' Works, Blues for Max, Both Sides Now, Get Back, Lorraine, Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet, Lover Come Back to Me, Lullaby of the Leaves, My Cherie Amour, Oh Happy Day, On the Trail, Sweet Georgia Brown, Tango-Rine, The Windmills of Your Mind, Tour de Force, Yesterday's Dream
Oliver Nelson bass (Land of Meadows) Meadowland, Blues O'Mighty, Blues and the Abstract Truth, Blues for Mr. Broadway, Do You See What I See?, Goin' to Chicago Blues, Jazz Bug, Michelle, Midnight Blue, Night Lights, One for Bob, One for Phil, The Critic's Choice, Theme From Mr. Broadway, Together Again, Yesterday
Eric Dolphy bass 245, Burning Spear, Come Sunday, G.W., Gazzelloni, Hat and Beard, Iron Man, Left Alone, Mandrake, Miss Ann, Ode to C.P., Out to Lunch, Something Sweet, Something Tender, Status Seeking, Straight Up and Down
Wes Montgomery bass California Dreaming, Fly Me to the Moon, Green Peppers, I'll Be Back, More, More, Amor, Mr. Walker, Oh You Crazy Moon, Scarborough Fair / Canticle, South of the Border, Sun Down, Sunny, Sunny (alternate take), Winds of Barcelona, Without You, Yesterday
Hubert Laws bass All Soul, And Don't You Forget It, Ashanti, Bessies Blues, Bimbe Blue, Black Eyed Peas & Rice, Capers, Equinox, Miedo, Miss Thing, Motherless Child, Pensativa, Strange Girl, Wildflower
Eddie Daniels double bass Azure, How Deep is the Ocean, I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, It had to be You, Mean What You Say, My Little Suede Shoes, My One and Only Love, Nagasaki, Passion Flower, The Touch of Your Lips, Why You . . ., You and the Night and the Music
Puntoycoma bass Come Sunday, Evil Man Blues, Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You, Get Out of My Life Woman, Hallelujah, I Love Her So, How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You), It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), Keep Your Hand on Your Heart, Night Time Is the Right Time, Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning, Smack Dab in the Middle, Woman's Got Soul
Lou Donaldson bass Autumn In New Yourk, Back Talk, Days Of Wine And Roses, Huffin' 'N' Puffin, Ignant Oil, L.D. Blues, Rough House Blues, Time After Time, Tippin' In, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?, You've Changed
Johnny Hartman bass A Slow Hot Wind, Funny World, It Never Entered My Mind, Joey, Joey, Joey, Let Me Love You, My Ship, Sunrise Sunset, The Day the World Stopped Turning, The More I See You, These Foolish Things, Waltz for Debbie
Ben Sidran bass Avinu Malchenu, Blues for the Celebrity Lounge, Chat, Gege's Groove, Gege's Mouth Drums, House of Blue Lights, I Wanna Be a Bebopper, Look Here, Old Folks, Sentimental Journey, Turn to the Music
Chris Connor bass A Lot of Livin' to Do, All or Nothing at All, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, Black Coffee, Goodbye, I Concentrate on You, Old Devil Moon, Only the Lonely, Something's Coming, Ten Cents a Dance, You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
Sonny Stitt bass Au Privave, Confirmation, Constellation, Hootie's Blues, Ko-Ko, My Little Suede Shoes, Now's the Time, Ornithology, Parker's Mood, Scrapple From the Apple, Yardbird Suite
Janis Ian arranger, bass, double bass At Seventeen, Between the Lines, Bright Lights and Promises, Don't Cry, Old Man, From Me to You, Goodbye to Morning, Lover's Lullaby, Roses, The Come On, Water Colors, When the Party's Over
Chico Hamilton bass A Trip, Baby, You Know, Daydream, For Mods Only, Got My Mojo Working (But It Just Won't Work on You), Jim-Jeannie, Larry of Arabia, Monday Monday, That Boy With The Long Hair, The Dealer, Thoughts
Dorothy Ashby bass Dodi Li, Essence of a Sapphire, Feeling Good, Flighty, House of the Rising Sun, I Will Follow You, Invitation, Nabu Corfa, What Am I Here For, Why Did You Leave Me
Chet Baker bass Crazy She Calls Me, Don't Explain, Easy Living, Mean to Me, That Ole Devil Called Love, There Is No Greater Love, These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You), Travelin’ Light, When Your Lover Has Gone, You're My Thrill
Sextet of Orchestra U.S.A. double bass Alabama Song, As You Make Your Bed, Barbara Song, Bilbao Song, Bilbao Song (alternate), Havana Song, Mack the Knife, Mack the Knife (alternate), Pirate Jenny, Pirate Jenny (alternate)
Lalo Schifrin bass Aria, Beneath a Weeping Willow Shade, Bossa Antique, Marquis de Sade, Old Laces, Renaissance, The Blues for Johann Sebastian, The Wig, Troubadour, Versailles Promenade
Ray Bryant bass Ah, the Apple Tree (When the World Was Young), Amen, Gettin' Loose, If You Go Away, Lonesome Traveler, Satin Doll, Slow Freight, The Fox Stalker, The Return of the Prodigal Son, These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
Milt Jackson bass Big George, Blues for Juanita, Gingerbread Boy, I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), I Love You, Jazz 'N' Samba, Jazz Bossa Nova, Kiss & Run, The Oo-Oo Bossa Noova
Steve Beltran bass Ana Luiza, Cronica da Casa Assassinada: Trem para Cordisburgo / chora Coracão / Jardim abandonado / Milagre e palhaços, Mantiqueira Range, Matita Perê, Nuvens douradas, Tempo do mar, Um rancho nas nuvens, Waters of March (Águas de março), Águas de março
Shirley Scott bass A-Tisket A-Tasket, Ain't Misbehavin', Feeling Good, Latin Shadows, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas), Soul Sauce, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, Tippin' In, Who Can I Turn To? (When Nobody Needs Me)
Gugum Gumbira bass Be Anything (But Be Mine), Black Coffee, Bye, Bye Blackbird, Fine Brown Frame, I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town, Sonny Boy, Trouble in Mind, Yes Sir, That's My Baby, You Won't Let Me Go
Leon Thomas double bass A Night in Tunisia, Damn Nam (Ain't Goin' to Vietnam), Echoes, Let the Rain Fall on Me, Malcolm's Gone, One, Song for My Father, The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace), Um, Um, Um
Jimmy McGriff bass Canadian Sunset, Groove Grease, Moonglow, Mr. Lucky, Plain Brown Bag, Red Sails in the Sunset, Secret Love, The Bird, There Will Never Be Another You
Ben Webster bass Fall of Love, In a Mellow Tone, Lullaby of Jazzland, Our Love Is Here to Stay, Over the Rainbow, See You at the Fair, Someone to Watch Over Me, Stardust, While We're Dancing
Cal Tjader bass Afro-blue, Curaçao, Daddy Wong Legs, Doxy, Hip Vibrations, Reza, Soul Motion, The Whiffenpoof Song, Windy
Bloodievoice bass (What's The Story) Morning Glory, Bossa Bags, Chelsea Bridge, Days Of Wine And Roses, Extraordinary Blues, Flamingo, For Someone I Love, Just Waiting, Save Your Love For Me
Zikva Nemecek bass Cool Water, Nature Boy, Norwegian Wood, She's a Cruiser, Simpatico, Spring Song, The Word, Ups and Downs, You Will Pay
Archie Shepp bass Blue Bossa, Et Moi, God Bless the Child, Limbuke, Omega, St. Louis Blues, Steam, Total Package
The Ronnell Bright Trio double bass Chasing Sarah, Doxology, Easy Listening, Johnnie Pate's Blues, R and R Groove, Sail 'Em, The Champ, Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Joe Henderson bass Brown's Town, Crimson Lake, In 'n Out, In 'n Out (alternate take), Punjab, Serenity, Short Story, Yes, My Dear
Grover Washington, Jr. bass Aubrey, Don't Explain, Easy Living/Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, Masterpiece, Taurian Matador, Trouble Man, You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Ricky Ford double bass Aerolinos, Blues Peru, Dexter, Loxodonta Africana, My Romance, One Up, One Down, Ucil
Eric Kloss bass Gentle One, Milestones, Psychedelicatessen Rag, Repeat, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, When I Fall In Love, You Don't Know What Love Is
Raul de Souza bass Canto de Ossanha (feat. Cannonball Adderley), Chants to Burn (feat. Cannonball Adderley), Crystal Silence, Dr. Honoris Causa, Festival, Nannã, Water Buffalo
John Hicks bass Dear Old Stockholm, Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, Impressions, My One and Only Love, Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, St. Thomas, The Shadow of Your Smile
James Moody bass Blues Impromptu, Great Day, Let's Try, Malice Toward None, One Never Knows, Opales'Que, The Search
Charlie Mariano bass Deep in a Dream, Goodbye, Pretty Little Nieda, The Shout, The Wind, To Taiho
John Caputo bass For My Nephews, Hi-Fly, I Mean You, Japanese Dream, Misako - Beautiful Shore, Tokyo Road
Holly Backler bass Black Diamond, From Bechet, Byas and Fats, Mystical Dream, No Tonic Pres, Rip, Rig & Panic, Slippery, Hippery, Flippery
Shape of The Sun bass A Moment Alone, Misplaced Cowpoke, Night Images, Peachtree, Reflections in the Park, Tree Patterns
Gábor Szabó bass Flea Market, Gypsy '66, Gypsy Jam, I'm All Smiles, If I Fell, Walk on By
David “Fathead” Newman bass A Change Is Gonna Come, Ain't That Good News, And I Love Her, For Sylvia, The Thirteenth Floor, Yesterday
Chris Wicked bass Elvin's Guitar Blues, Here's That Rainy Day, M.E., Raunchy Rita, Shiny Stockings, Summertime
Jimmy Smith bass Capture of the Wolf, Cat in a Tree, Duck Theme, Jimmy and the Duck, Peter's Theme, Meal Time, Elegy for a Duck, Finale (Parade, Peter Plays Some Blues), The Bird, The Duck, The Cat, The Grandfather, The Wolf, The Hunter, Peter
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra bass Communications #10, Communications #11, Part 1, Communications #11, Part 2, Communications #8, Communications #9, Preview
Trashbat bass Flat Backin', Loose Foot, Made in Sweden, Moon Rappin', Oblighetto, Soul Yodel
Nathan Davis bass 6th Sense in the Eleventh House, C'Est Pour Moi, The Shadow of Your Smile, This for Richard, Tribute to Malcom, Yo Thang
Bobby Hutcherson bass Catta, Dialogue, Ghetto Lights, Idle While, Jasper, Les Noirs Marchant
Pat Martino bass Blue Bossa, Come Sunday, Days of Wine and Roses, Exit, I Remember Clifford, Three Base Hit
Phil Woods double bass Airegin, Nefertiti, Samba du Bois, The Last Page, The Summer Knows, Willow Weep for Me
Anders Elmén bass, double bass A Second Chance, Lullaby of Jazzland, Make Someone Happy, My Favorite Things, Put on a Happy Face
John Lewis bass Another Encounter, Hopeful Encounter, Notions, Tillamook Two, Wish Me Well
Cedar Walton bass Days of Wine and Roses, Higgins Holler, Jake's Milkshakes, Lady Charlotte, Spectrum
Freddie Hubbard bass Blues for Duane, Just One of Those Things, Muses for Richard Davis, The Things We Did Last Summer, Without a Song
高円寺マキル隊 bass A Taste of Honey, Night Song, Sister Sadie, The Swingin' Preacher, Willow Weep for Me
Jaki Byard bass Evidence, Hazy Eve, Parisian Thoroughfare, Shine on Me, Teach Me Tonight
Pharoah Sanders bass, percussion Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum Allah, Sun in Aquarius, The Creator Has a Master Plan, The Creator Has a Master Plan, Part I, The Creator Has a Master Plan, Part II
Thad Jones double bass Friday the 13th, H and T Blues, Subtle Rebuttal, Subtle Rebuttal (alternate take), Tip Toe
Albert Dailey bass A Lady's Mistake, Ac, Dailey Double, Encounter
Gil Evans bass Jelly Rolls, Love Your Love, Naña, Where Flamingos Fly
Kenny Dorham bass Mamacita, Night Watch, The Fox, Trompeta Toccata
Laura Nyro bass Beads of Sweat, Money, Smile, Upstairs by a Chinese Lamp
Dau Unge bass Meetin' Place, The Great One, The Summary, Toledo by Candlelight
Cannonball Adderley double bass Cyclops, Domination, Gon Gong, I Worship You
Eddie Harris bass I'm Gonna Leave You by Yourself, Little Bit, Smoke Signals
Jan Akkerman double bass Javeh, Lammy
George Benson bass Don't Let Me Lose This Dream, Shape of Things to Come
Tony Williams bass Two Pieces of One: Green, Two Pieces of One: Red
Donald Ayler double bass Judge Ye Not, Prophet John
Bruce Springsteen bass, double bass Meeting Across the River, The Angel
Herbie Mann bass Eli Eli
Heartless bass Never Will I Marry
The Chris Hinze Combination double bass Le Mistral
Charles Mingus double bass The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
The Manhattan Transfer bass To You
Carly Simon bass Mind on My Man
Tom Paxton bass All Night Long
Phoebe Snow acoustic bass guitar Isn't It a Shame
John Tropea bass Love's Final Moment
Jaco Pastorius double bass Forgotten Love
Billy Cobham bass Siesta / Wake Up!!! / That's What You Said
Albert Ayler double bass Love Cry / Truth Is Marching In / Our Prayer