Charles Davis

Charles Davis has also performed on alto and tenor tenor before, but his best-known performance is his baritone playing. He can be heard soloing and in sax sections. He gigged from 1954 to the 1980s with Sun Ra, Brother Jack McDuff and Billie Holiday (1957-1958). He gained attention while he was in Kenny Dorham’s band (1959-1962). He was also a member of Illinois Jacquet and Lionel Hampton’s Jazz Composers Orchestra (1966-1976), Louis Hayes Sextet (1972-1974), Clark Terry, and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. He was also a member of Dameronia (1981-1984), Philly Joe Jones and Barry Harris in the 1980s. Charles Davis has been a session leader for Strata-East and West 54, Nilva Red, Red, and L.

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