Didier Lockwood in October 2014
|Born||11 February 1956|
|Died||18 February 2018 (aged 62)|
|Genres||Jazz, progressive rock|
|Labels||JMS, Gramavision, Dreyfus|
|Associated acts||Aldo Romano, Daniel Humair, Surya|
Didier Lockwood (11 February 1956 – 18 February 2018) was a French jazz violinist. He played in the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s and was known for his use of electric amplification and experimentation on different sounds on the electric violin.
In 1979, Lockwood released his first album as a leader, New World, and subsequently recorded more than 20 albums. In 1994, he moved to New York City for two years. During that time he recorded two albums, New York Rendez Vous and Storyboard.
Lockwood's influences included fusion violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. He took up the electric violin after hearing Ponty play on the album King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa. Another important influence was fellow Frenchman Stéphane Grappelli. In 2000, Lockwood recorded a tribute album to Grappelli.
- Surya (Didier Lockwood, Francis Lockwood, Jean-Claude Agostini, Jean-My Truong, Luc Plouton, Sylvin Marc), 1978
- New World (Didier Lockwood, Gordon Beck, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Tony Williams), 1979
- Live in Montreux (Didier Lockwood, Bob Malach, Jan Hammer, Bo Stief, Gerry Brown, Marc Perru: Disques JMS – JMS 011, Polydor – 2473 928, Polydor – 2473928), 1980
- The String Summit – One World In Eight (featuring Krzesimir Dębski, John Blake, Barre Phillips, Christian Escoudé, Bo Stief, Wolfgang Dauner, Ack van Rooyen, Abdul Wadud, Harry Pepl, Pierre Favre, Fredy Studer): MPS Records – 0068.275, 1981
- John Blake / Didier Lockwood / Michael Urbaniak – Rhythm & BLU (John Blake, Didier Lockwood, Michał Urbaniak, Marcus Miller, Bernard Wright, Lenny White: Gramavision – 18-8608-1), 1985
- with Magma
- Theatre Du Taur Concert, 1975
- Live/Hhaï (1975)
- Concert 1976 Opéra de Reims (Akt IX, released 1996)
- Inédits (1977)
- Retrospektiw (Parts I+II) (1981, rec. 1980)
- Retrospektiw (Part III) (1981, rec. 1980)
- Downwind (1979, rec. 1978)
- with ZAO
- with Jarek Śmietana
- A Tribute To Zbigniew Seifert - Jarek Śmietana Band (Jerry Goodman, Krzesimir Dębski, Christian Howes, Mark Feldman, Didier Lockwood, Maciej Strzelczyk, Adam Bałdych, Pierre Blanchard, Mateusz Smoczyński: JSR Records – JSR 0011), 2009
- with Uzeb
- Absolutely Live (1986, Paroles & Musique, WL-035). (with Didier Lockwood)
With Billy Hart
- "Didier Lockwood at All About Jazz". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Didier Lockwood". Europejazz.net. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Haigh, Chris. "Jazz violin". Fiddlingaroundtheworld.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- New World review at Allmusic
- Discography at Allmusic
- ="USA">"Lockwood moved to NY" (PDF). Didier Lockwood Biography. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
- Knudsen, Benji. "Jazz and the French Violinist: Stephane Grappelli and Didier Lockwood". The Vermont Review. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- Concert 1976 Opéra de Reims at Discogs
- Didier Lockwood > Credits at Allmusic
- ZAO: Live! review at Allmusic