Nash in concert at Sprague Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, September 14, 2007
30 December 1958 |
Phoenix, Arizona United States
|Years active||1982 - Current|
|Associated acts||Branford Marsalis, Ron Carter, Don Pullen/George Adams, The Blue Note 7|
Lewis Nash (born December 30, 1958) is an American jazz drummer. According to Modern Drummer magazine, Nash has one of the longest discographies in jazz. and has played on over 400 records by musicians, earning him the honor of being named Jazz's Most Valuable Player by the magazine in its May, 2009 issue.
Nash is noted for his adaptability to a vast array of genres, as evidenced by his performances with such different musicians as Tommy Flanagan, Melissa Manchester, Diana Krall, and George Michael. Nash has made 5 recordings as bandleader: Rhythm is My Business (1989), It Don't Mean A Thing (2003 Japanese import) and Stompin' At The Savoy (2005 Japanese import), Lewis Nash and the Bebop All-Stars featuring Frank Wess (2008 Japanese Import), and The Highest Mountain (2012). In 2008, Nash became part of The Blue Note 7, a septet formed that year in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.
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- Rhythm is My Business (1989)
- It Don't Mean A Thing (2003 Japanese import)
- Stompin' At The Savoy (2005 Japanese import)
- The Highest Mountain (2012)
With Toshiko Akiyoshi
With The Blue Note 7
- Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records (Blue Note Records/EMI, 2009)
- Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (2001, Vertical Jazz) (deleted)
- The Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Bach (Vertical Jazz, 2002)
- The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Rachmaninov (May 16, 2006, Kind of Blue)
- The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Tchaikovsky (September 19, 2006)
- Christmas (2006)
With Dizzy Gillespie
With Joe Lovano
- Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool : A Tribute To Duke Ellington (1994, Kokopelli Records)
With Don Pullen
- Random Thoughts (Blue Note, 1990)
With Clark Terry
With McCoy Tyner
- Illuminations (2004)
With Roni Ben-Hur
- Fortuna (2008)
- Castiglion, Bernhard (1997-2011). "Drummerworld: Lewis Nash". Feature article for Lewis Nash. Drummerworld.com. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
- Micallef, Ken (May 2009 Issue). "Modern Drummer magazine". Lewis Nash: Jazz's Most Valuable Player. Modern Drummer Magazine 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011.
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