Didier Lockwood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Didier Lockwood at JazzFe 2006

Didier Lockwood (born 11 February 1956 in Calais) is a French jazz violinist. He played in the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s and is known for his use of electric amplification and experimentation on different sounds on the electric violin.[1][2][3]

In 1979, he released his first album as a leader, New World,[4] and has recorded more than 20 albums of his own since then.[5]

In 1994, Lockwood moved to New York City for 2 years. During that time he recorded 2 albums "New York Rendez Vous" and "Storyboard" [6]

Lockwood's influences include 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.[1] Another important influence was fellow Frenchman Stéphane Grappelli. In 2000, Lockwood recorded a tribute album to Grappelli.[7]

Selected discography[edit]


with Magma
with Pierre Moerlen's Gong
with ZAO
  • Kawana (1976)[9]
  • Live! (1976)[10]

As sideman[edit]

With Billy Hart



  1. ^ a b "Didier Lockwood at All About Jazz". Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Didier Lockwood". Europejazz.net. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Haigh, Chris. "Jazz violin". Fiddlingaroundtheworld.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  4. ^ New World review at Allmusic
  5. ^ Discography at Allmusic
  6. ^ ="USA">L, D. "Lockwood moved to NY" (PDF). Didier Lockwood Biography. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Knudsen, Benji. "Jazz and the French Violinist: Stephane Grappelli and Didier Lockwood". The Vermont Review. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  8. ^ Concert 1976 Opéra de Reims at Discogs
  9. ^ Didier Lockwood > Credits at Allmusic
  10. ^ ZAO: Live! review at Allmusic

External links[edit]