[JPL] Steve Davis bassist

Tom Marcello tom at joelocke.com
Thu Jan 6 22:43:30 EST 2011


Yes, that's my post.
Here's photo of Steve ( or Sayeed/Sahid) that I took:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommarcello/442988509/
He was always playing a Fender bass at the time.
The Drummer is Tom Whaley.

Best,

Tom

Tom Marcello
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On Jan 6, 2011, at 9:55 PM, Nou Dadoun wrote:

>
> This is from Tom Marcello (I think) over at the allaboutjazz forum:
>
> I knew Steve Davis fairly well when he lived in Rochester, New York  
> during
> the '70's.
>
> He mostly played Fender Bass in groups aroud town includung a band  
> led by a
> very young ( teenager) Joe Locke.
>
> Steve was also called by his Muslim name Sayeed, and was the  
> brother in law
> of McCoy Tyner, whose wife Aisha, was sister to Steve's wife Khadija,
> (remember *Calling Miss Khadija* by Lee Morgan on  
> *Indestuctible* ?). They
> were all from Philly.
>
> By the time I met Steve in Rochester, he has already defeated his  
> substance
> problems and was a very mellow guy. Khadija was very bossy and  
> dominant, and
> she also sang a little.
>
> Joe Locke could tell you much more, as he worked with him for quite  
> some
> time in his youth.
>
> I don't know what happened in the end, but I believe that Steve  
> Davis moved
> back to Philly and died there in the '80's. He was a nice guy and very
> humble.
>
> *Hey Baby!*
> The Jazz Brothers; Riverside, LP RLP9371 / CD 0JCCD-668-2
>
> Gap Mangione - Piano
> Chuck Mangione - Trumpet
> Sal Nistico - Tenor Saxophone
> *Steve Davis - Bass*
> Roy McCurdy - Drums
>
> *Nights Of Ballads And Blues* (1963)
>
>
> McCoy Tyner (piano); *Steve Davis* (bass); Lex Humphries (drums)
>
> This one by *John "Spider" Martin*, you'll never mind. This was  
> *Joe Locke's
> first recording session* in 1976:
>
> Date: July 11, 1976
> Location: P.C.I. Studios, Rochester, NY
>
> John 'Spider' Martin (ldr), Birch Johnson (tb), Terrance Bruce (ss,  
> as, ts),
> John 'Spider' Martin (as, ts), Joe Locke (vib), Tom Rizzo (g),  
> *Steve Davis
> (eb)*, Tom Whaley (d, per)
> a. I'm A, See Yah - 07:00 (John 'Spider' Martin)
> b. A-Nothon, Like the Othun - 05:11 (John 'Spider' Martin)
> c. Triangle - 09:37 (John 'Spider' Martin)
> d. Shweet Thang - 08:45 (John 'Spider' Martin)
> e. After Love - 07:12 (John 'Spider' Martin)
> f. Point Of View - 07:05 (John 'Spider' Martin)
> All titles on: - Edmar (Can.) LP 12": ELPS 1151 - *I'm a, See Ya*
>
> Tom Whaley (per) on a, d only.
>
> Joe Locke solos on tracks b, c and f.
>
> *Birch Johnson* went on to play with Woody Herman and is now a  
> educator in
> Alabama, I believe.
> *Tom Whaley* went on to play with Red Rodney/Ira Sullivan , Woody  
> Herman and
> others and now lives in the Del Water Gap, PA area.
> *Spider Martin* has passed away.
>
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Peter Solomon  
> <psolomon at ideastations.org>wrote:
>
>>
>> Whatever happened to Steve Davis who played bass with trane on  
>> Favorite
>> Things?
>>
>>
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