Didier Lockwood

Didier Lockwood (11 February 1956 – 18 February 2018) was a French jazz violinist. He played in the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s, and was known for his use of electric amplification and his experimentation with different sounds on the electric violin.[1][2][3]

Didier Lockwood
Didier Lockwood in October 2014
Didier Lockwood in October 2014
Background information
Born(1956-02-11)11 February 1956
Calais, France
Died18 February 2018(2018-02-18) (aged 62)
Paris, France
GenresJazz, progressive rock
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Violin
LabelsJMS, Gramavision, Dreyfus
Websitewww.didierlockwood.com

CareerEdit

In 1979, Lockwood released his first album as a leader, New World,[4] and recorded more than 20 albums.[5] In 1994, he moved to New York City for two years. During that time he recorded two albums, New York Rendez Vous and Storyboard.[6] Lockwood's influences include violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. He started playing electric violin after hearing Ponty on the album King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa.[1] Another important influence was Frenchman Stéphane Grappelli. In 2000, Lockwood recorded a tribute album to Grappelli.[7]

DiscographyEdit

In MagmaEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Thank You Friends with Francois Cahen (Atlantic, 1978)
  • New World (MPS, 1979)
  • Surya (Inner City, 1980)
  • Live in Montreux (Pausa, 1980)
  • Fusion (JMS, 1981)
  • Fasten Seat Belts (JMS, 1982)
  • Trio (JMS, 1983)
  • The Kid (MPS, 1983)
  • Out of the Blue (Gramavision, 1985)
  • Rhythm & BLU (Gramavision, 1986)
  • Absolutely Live (JMS, 1986)
  • 1.2.3.4 (JMS, 1987)
  • Au Clair de La Lune (JMS, 1989)
  • Lune Froide (JMS, 1991)
  • Colors (Nuevos Medios, 1991)
  • Caron/Ecay/Lockwood (JMS, 1992)
  • For Evans Sake (JMS, 1992)
  • Solal Lockwood (JMS, 1993)
  • Onztet de Violon Jazz (JMS, 1994)
  • New York Rendez-Vous (JMS, 1995)
  • Storyboard (Dreyfus, 1996)
  • Round About Silence (Dreyfus, 1998)
  • Omkara (Dreyfus, 2001)
  • Globe Trotter (Universal, 2003)
  • Les Mouettes (EmArcy, 2005)
  • Tribute to Stephane Grappelli (Dreyfus, 2006)
  • Le Jazz & La Diva (Ames/Harmonia Mundi 2006)
  • Waltz Club (EmArcy, 2006)
  • La Reine Soleil (Ames, 2007)
  • For Stephane (Ames, 2008)
  • Le Jazz & La Diva Opus II (Ames, 2008)
  • Brothers (Ames, 2009)
  • Apesantar (Fremeaux, 2016)
  • Open Doors (Ames/Okeh/Sony, 2017)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Didier Lockwood at All About Jazz". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Didier Lockwood". Europejazz.net. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. ^ Haigh, Chris. "Jazz violin". Fiddlingaroundtheworld.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  4. ^ New World review at Allmusic
  5. ^ Discography at Allmusic
  6. ^ "DIDIER_LOCKWOOD" (PDF). 14 September 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  7. ^ Knudsen, Benji. "Jazz and the French Violinist: Stephane Grappelli and Didier Lockwood". The Vermont Review. Retrieved 9 April 2010.

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