Will Davis (musician)
After playing in Snookum Russell's territory band and with Paul Bascomb, Davis joined Howard McGhee in 1946. He later went on to play with Milt Jackson and Sonny Stitt, and with Wardell Gray in Detroit. As the house pianist at the Crystal Bar, he backed Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker with Miles Davis in 1953.
Moving to New York City in the 1950s, he played with the Kenny Burrell Quartet, and recorded with Burrell in 1964.
- 1948: The Howard McGhee Sextet with Milt Jackson - Howard McGhee (tp) Jimmy Heath (as, bars -1/5,7) Milt Jackson (vib) Will Davis (p) Percy Heath (b) Joe Harris (d) (Savoy MG 12026)
- 1948: In the Beginning: Milt Jackson/Sonny Stitt - Willie Wells (tp) Sonny Stitt (as) Milt Jackson (vib) Will Davis (p) Jimmy Glover (b) Dave Heard (d) (Galaxy GXY 204)
- 1959: Have Mood, Will Call . . . .Sue Records LP 1011 Will Davis (p) William Austin (b) Oliver Jackson (d)
- 1964: Soul Call - Kenny Burrell, with Will Davis (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Martin Rivera (b) Bill English (d) Ray Barretto (cga)
- Feather, Leonard & Gitler, Ira The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz Oxford University Press US, 2007 ISBN 9780195320008
- The Michigan Chronicle 19 March 1960.
- Milt Jackson discography
- Prestige Records catalog