|Born||December 5, 1934|
|Origin||Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US|
|Died||July 29, 2007(aged 72)|
|Associated acts||Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach|
Art Davis (December 5, 1934 – July 29, 2007) was a double-bassist, known for his work with various seminal jazz musicians including Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and Max Roach.
Davis was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he began studying the piano at the age of five, switched to tuba, and finally to bass while attending high school. He studied at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music but graduated from Hunter College 
As a busy New York session musician, he recorded with many pop artists and also worked in classical symphony orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Art Davis was a professor at Orange Coast College.
Davis earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University in 1982. He moved in 1986 to southern California, where he balanced his teaching and practicing of psychology with jazz performances.
Davis died on July 29, 2007, from a heart attack. He was survived by two sons and a daughter.
- 1980: Reemergence (Interplay Records, with Hilton Ruiz, Greg Bandy)
- 1985: Life (Soul Note Records, with John Hicks, Idris Muhammad, Pharoah Sanders)
- 1995: A Time Remembered (Jazz Planet, Ravi Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Marvin Smith)
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With Joe Albany
- Bird Lives! (Storyville, 1979)
With Gene Ammons
With Art Blakey
With John Coltrane
- Africa/Brass (Impulse!, 1961)
- Olé Coltrane (Impulse!, 1961)
- Ascension (Impulse!, 1965)
- The John Coltrane Quartet Plays (Impulse!, 1965)
With Curtis Fuller
- Cabin in the Sky (Impulse!, 1962)
With Dizzy Gillespie
With Eddie Harris
- Bossa Nova (Vee-Jay, 1962)
With Freddie Hubbard
With Elvin Jones
With Etta Jones
- Lonely and Blue (Prestige, 1962)
With Clifford Jordan
With Roland Kirk
- We Free Kings (1961)
With Abbey Lincoln
- Straight Ahead (Candid, 1961)
With Booker Little
- Out Front (Candid, 1961)
With Lee Morgan
- Expoobident (1960)
With Dizzy Reece
- Manhattan Project (1978)
With Max Roach
- Max Roach + 4 at Newport (EmArcy, 1958)
- Deeds, Not Words (Riverside, 1958)
- Award-Winning Drummer (Time, 1958)
- The Many Sides of Max (Mercury, 1959)
- Percussion Bitter Sweet (Impulse!, 1961)
- It's Time (Impulse!, 1962)
- The Max Roach Trio featuring the Legendary Hasaan (Atlantic, 1964)
With Hilton Ruiz
- The People's Music - Live at Jazz Unité, vol 1 (1981)
- Green Street - Live at Jazz Unité, vol 2 (1981)
With Pharoah Sanders
- Rejoice (Theresa, 1981)
With Lalo Schifrin
- Lalo = Brilliance (Roulette, 1962)
With Shirley Scott
- For Members Only (Impulse!, 1963)
With McCoy Tyner
- Inception (1962)
- Matt Schudel (August 5, 2007). "Jazz Bassist Art Davis, 73; Later Became Psychologist". Washington Post. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. p. 156. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.
- IHT.com[dead link]
- Jocelyn Y. Stewart (August 5, 2007). "Art Davis, renowned bassist, dies at 73". The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
- Obituary "Art Davis, Coltrane's favourite bassist, dies at 73". August 4, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2013.