Dave Green (musician)

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Dave Green
Green during a concert of The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie in Herisau, Switzerland on 13 January 2010
Green during a concert of The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie in Herisau, Switzerland on 13 January 2010
Background information
Born (1942-03-05) 5 March 1942 (age 80)
Edgware, London, England, UK
Instrument(s)Double bass
Years active1960s–present

David John Green (born 5 March 1942) is an English jazz bassist.

His first public performances were with his childhood friend Charlie Watts in the late 1950s.[1] While performing with Humphrey Lyttelton from 1963 to 1983, he also played with the Don RendellIan Carr band in the early 1960s, and went on to play with Stan Tracey. In the early 1980s, he led his own group, Fingers, featuring Lol Coxhill, Bruce Turner and Michael Garrick.[2] He regularly backed visiting American stars at Ronnie Scott's, including Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Roland Kirk[3] and Sonny Rollins. He has also performed and recorded with Dave Newton, Didier Lockwood and Spike Robinson.

In 1991, he was a founding member of Charlie Watts's quintet, together with Gerard Presencer, Peter King and Brian Lemon.[4]

Since 1998, he has led a trio featuring Iain Dixon and Gene Calderazzo,[4] and since 2009, he has been a member of The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie, with Ben Waters, Axel Zwingenberger and Charlie Watts, performing at the Lincoln Center with Bob Seeley and Lila Ammons.[5]


As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • 1979: Fingers Remembers Mingus – Fingers[4]
  • 2001: Time Will Tell[4]
  • 2011: Turn Left at Monday[6]
  • 2012: The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie – live in Paris
  • 2022: Raise Four (Trio Records, recorded 2004)

As sideman[edit]


  1. ^ "From jazz musician to rock and roll legend – remembering the late Charlie Watts". Daily Echo. Retrieved August 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Dave Green: artist biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Oral history of jazz in Britain: Jazz bassist Dave Green interviewed by Andrew Simons" (audio). British Library. May 20, 1999. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Ian Carr; Digby Fairweather; Brian Priestley (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-84353-256-9.
  5. ^ Tamarkin, Jeff (June 29, 2012). "The ABC&D of Boogie Woogie at Lincoln Center, 6-28-12". JazzTimes. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  6. ^ Fordham, John. "Dave Green: Turn Left at Monday – review" (3 February 2011). The Guardian. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Vladimir Bogdanov; Chris Woodstra; Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2002). All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music. Backbeat Books. p. 1334. ISBN 978-0-87930-717-2.
  8. ^ "CDs reviewed in July 2011". Jazz Journal. Retrieved May 14, 2016.

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