Lewis Nash

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Lewis Nash
Lewis Nash 2014.jpg
Lewis Nash, promotional photo for 2014
Background information
Born (1958-12-30) December 30, 1958 (age 59)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1982–present
Associated actsBetty Carter, Branford Marsalis, Ron Carter, Don Pullen/George Adams, The Blue Note 7, John Lee
Websitewww.lewisnash.com

Lewis Nash (born December 30, 1958) is an American jazz drummer.[1] According to Modern Drummer magazine, Nash has one of the longest discographies in jazz and has played on over 400 records , earning him the honor of Jazz's Most Valuable Player by the magazine in its May 2009 issue.[2]

Nash is noted for his adaptability to a vast array of genres, as evidenced by his performances with such different musicians as Tommy Flanagan and Don Pullen.[1] Nash has made 5 recordings as bandleader: Rhythm is My Business (1989), It Don't Mean a Thing (2003 Japanese import) and Stompin' at the Savoy (2005 Japanese import), Lewis Nash and the Bebop All-Stars featuring Frank Wess (2008 Japanese Import), and The Highest Mountain (2012). In 2008, Nash became part of The Blue Note 7, a septet formed that year in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Rhythm Is My Business (Evidence, 1989)
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (Pony Canyon, 2003) Japanese import
  • Stompin' at the Savoy (Pony Canyon, 2005) Japanese import
  • The Highest Mountain (Cellar Live/Planetworks, 2012)
  • Duologue with Steve Wilson (MCG Jazz, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

With Kenny Barron

With The Blue Note 7

With Ron Carter

With Classical Jazz Quartet

  • Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (Vertical, 2001)
  • The Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Bach (Vertical, 2002)
  • The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Rachmaninov (Kind of Blue, 2006)
  • The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Tchaikovsky (Vertical, 2006)
  • Christmas (Kind of Blue, 2006)

With Roni Ben-Hur

  • Fortuna (2008)

With Tommy Flanagan

With Frank Foster

With Dizzy Gillespie

With Jimmy Heath

With Eddie Henderson

With Joe Lovano

With Charles McPherson

With Mulgrew Miller

With Tete Montoliu

With David "Fathead" Newman

  • Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool : A Tribute to Duke Ellington (Kokopelli, 1994)

With Houston Person

With Chris Potter

With Don Pullen

With Renee Rosnes

With Clark Terry

With McCoy Tyner

With Cedar Walton

With Gerald Wilson

With Saori Yano

  • Little Tiny (Nippon Columbia, 2007)

With Dee Dee Bridgewater

With Jane Monheit

  • Taking a Chance on Love (Sony Music Entertainment, 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Castiglion, Bernhard (1997–2011). "Drummerworld: Lewis Nash". Feature article for Lewis Nash. Drummerworld.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Micallef, Ken (May 2009). "Modern Drummer magazine". Lewis Nash: Jazz's Most Valuable Player. Modern Drummer Magazine 2011. Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011.