Calvin Keys

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Calvin Keys
Born (1942-02-06) February 6, 1942 (age 80)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
GenresJazz, soul jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Electric guitar
Years active1969–present
LabelsBlack Jazz, Wide Hive

Calvin Keys (born February 6, 1943) is an American jazz guitarist, known for the several albums he released for Black Jazz Records.[1]

Keys has performed and recorded with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Marshall, Sonny Stitt, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson and Leon Williams.[2]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Shawn-Neeq (Black Jazz, 1971)
  • Proceed with Caution! (Black Jazz, 1974)
  • Criss Cross (Ovation, 1976)
  • Full Court Press (Olive Branch, 1985)
  • Maria's First (Olive Branch, 1987)
  • Standard Keys [live] (Lifeforce Jazz, 1992 [1997])
  • Detours into Unconscious Rhythms (Wide Hive, 2000)
  • Touch (Olive Branch, 2000) compilation
  • An Evening With Calvin Keys [live] (Lifeforce Jazz, 2003) 2-CD
  • Calvinesque (Silverado, 2005)
  • Vertical Clearance (Wide Hive, 2006)
  • Hand Made Portrait (Silverado, 2007)
  • Electric Keys (Wide Hive, 2013)
  • Close Enough For Love (Lifeforce Jazz, 2015)
  • Simply Calvin (Lifeforce Jazz, 2022)
  • Blue Keys (Wide Hive, 2022)

As sideman[edit]

With Ahmad Jamal

With others

  • Gene Russell, Talk to My Lady (Black Jazz, 1973)
  • Billy Brooks, Windows of the Mind (Crossover, 1974)
  • Doug Carn, Adam's Apple (Black Jazz, 1974)
  • Doug Carn, Higher Ground (Ovation, 1976)
  • Gene Russell, Listen Here (Ovation, 1976)
  • James Newton Howard, Dying Young (Arista, 1991)
  • Dissent, Dissent (Wide Hive, 1999)
  • Azeem, Mayhem Mystics (Wide Hive, 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic Discography
  2. ^ Calvin Keys at Totally Guitars. Retrieved 2013-01-25.

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