Christy Doran

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Christy Doran
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Christy Doran in 2007
Background information
Born1949
Dublin, Ireland
GenresAvant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsECM, Plainisphare
Associated actsOM

Christy Doran (born 1949) is a jazz guitarist born in Dublin, Ireland, and raised in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Doran founded OM with Fredy Studer, Urs Leimgruber and Bobby Burri in the 1970s; this ensemble recorded for ECM Records. He and Studer worked together on a Jimi Hendrix tribute album in the 1990s.[1]

Doran has worked with free jazz and avant-garde musicians, such as Ray Anderson, Han Bennink, Robert Dick, Marty Ehrlich, Albert Mangelsdorff, Patrice Héral [de], Marilyn Mazur, Louis Sclavis, Herb Robertson, John Wolf Brennan, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and Carla Bley.[1]

Doran founded New Bag in 1997, and toured the world from 1998 to 2000 with the ensemble. Doran has taught at the Musikhochschule at Lucerne.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Harsh Romantics (1984)
  • Christy Doran's May 84 (1985)
  • The Returning Dream of the Leaving Ship (1986)
  • Red Twist & Tuned Arrow (ECM, 1987)
  • Henceforward (1988)
  • Christy Doran's Phoenix (hatArt, 1989)
  • Corporate Art (JMT, 1991)
  • What a Band (Hathut, 1991)
  • Musik für zwei Kontrabässe, elektrische Gitarre und Schlagzeug (1991) (ECM)
  • Play the Music of Jimi Hendrix (Intuition, 1995)
  • Race the Time (1997)
  • Shaman (2000)
  • Black Box (2002)
  • Heaven Is Back in the Streets (Double Moon, 2003)
  • Triangulation (Leo, 2004)
  • Confusing the Spirits (2004)
  • Perspectives (Between the Lines, 2005)
  • Jimi (Challenge, 2005)
  • La Fourmi (2005)
  • Now's the Time (2006)
  • The Competence of the Irregular (Between the Lines, 2009)
  • Triangulation: Whirligigs (Leo, 2010)
  • No. 9 (Leo, 2013)
  • Belle Epoque (Between the Lines, 2016)
  • Call Me Helium (Double Moon, 2016)

With Ray Anderson and Han Bennink

With Joe McPhee

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kelsey, Chris. "Christy Doran". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 November 2017.