Christy Doran (born 1949) is a jazz guitarist born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Christy Doran
Christy Doran in 2007
Christy Doran in 2007
Background information
Born1949
Dublin, Ireland
GenresAvant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Guitar
LabelsECM, Plainisphare

Doran founded OM with Fredy Studer, Urs Leimgruber, and Bobby Burri in the 1970s; this ensemble recorded for ECM. He and Studer also worked on a Jimi Hendrix tribute project in the 1990s. Doran has worked with free jazz and avant-garde jazz musicians such as Marty Ehrlich, Robert Dick, Ray Anderson, Han Bennink, Albert Mangelsdorff, Louis Sclavis, Marilyn Mazur, Herb Robertson, John Wolf Brennan, Patrice Héral [de], Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Phil Minton, Joe McPhee[1] and Carla Bley.[2] Doran founded New Bag in 1997 and toured the world from 1998 to 2000 with the ensemble. Doran has taught at the Musikhochschule Luzern[2][1] since 1990.[3]

Discography Edit

As leader Edit

  • Harsh Romantics (1984)
  • Christy Doran's May 84 (1985)
  • The Returning Dream of the Leaving Ship (1986)
  • Red Twist & Tuned Arrow (ECM, 1987)
  • Henceforward (1988)
  • Christy Doran's Phoenix (hatArt, 1989)
  • Corporate Art (JMT, 1991)
  • What a Band (Hathut, 1991)
  • Musik für zwei Kontrabässe, elektrische Gitarre und Schlagzeug (1991) (ECM)
  • Play the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Intuition, 1995)
  • Race the Time (1997)
  • Shaman (2000)
  • Black Box (2002)
  • Heaven Is Back in the Streets (Double Moon, 2003)
  • Triangulation (Leo, 2004)
  • Confusing the Spirits (2004)
  • Perspectives (Between the Lines, 2005)
  • Jimi (Challenge, 2005)
  • La Fourmi (2005)
  • Now's the Time (2006)
  • The Competence of the Irregular (Between the Lines, 2009)
  • Triangulation: Whirligigs (Leo, 2010)

Collaborations Edit

As sideman Edit

With Ray Anderson and Han Bennink

With Joe McPhee

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Jan Granlie (October 4, 2016). "Kontaktchemie – Christy Doran / Alfred Vogel". salt peanuts*. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Christy Doran Bio". Christy Doran. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Christy Doran - Professor - Hochschule Luzern". LinkedIn. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Yang Jing & Christy Doran – No.9 at Discogs
  5. ^ "Number 9". yangjingmusic.com. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Christy Doran / Alfred Vogel – Kontaktchemie at Discogs

External links Edit