Art Davis Discography

Compiled by Michael Fitzgerald
First published May 1996

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Art Davis was born on December 5, 1934 in Harrisburg, PA and died July 29, 2007 in Long Beach, CA.

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While this is the most comprehensive and accurate discography on Art Davis ever produced, there still may be omissions and errors. Please help if you can.

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Thanks to contributors:

Dr. Art Davis, Chris DeVito, William B. Fielder, Makoto Gotoh, Roberto Magris, Toshiyuki Nomoto, Marcel Safier, Alan Saul, Dan Skea, Phil Schaap, Corey Scribner, Dennis Whitling, Jack Woker, Ben Young

Special thanks to all the staff at the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies where I had access to virtually every issue listed in the discography as well as the various relevant published sources.


General discographies: All-Music Guide, Bruyninckx, Jepsen, Lord, Raben
ABC ledger
Periodicals: Cadence, Coda, Down Beat

NOTE: There are a few albums remaining to be entered into the BRIAN discographical database.

Arthur Prysock:
Verve 5011

Arthur Prysock:
Verve 5014

[Art Davis is possibly on Billy Eckstine: I Apologize, Mercury 4623]

Quincy Jones: Hip Hits
Mercury 20799
June 15, 1962, April 9, 1963

Bill Evans: Theme From The VIPs And Other Great Songs
MGM SE-4184
May 6, 1963, Summer 1963

Earl Bostic:

Philips 200-262

c. 1965

The Robert DeCormier Folk Singers

Command RS 853SD

Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte: Here's Harry And Lena

c. 1969-1970?

[Information is needed on Art Davis appearances on albums by John Denver, Judy Garland, Bob Gibson, Peter, Paul & Mary, Nancy Ames.]

Imagine The Sound (VIDEO)

February 1981
Toronto, Canada

Hilton Ruiz: The People's Music Live At Jazz Unité
Jazz Unité 103
November 25-26, 1981

Art Davis: Live
A.K.M. 1 [cassette]
July 22, 1984