DIDIER LOCKWOOD

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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 Lockwood 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.

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Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr 2016
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Dreyfus 1997
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Tribute to Stephane GrappelliTribute to Stephane Grappelli
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One 1998
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DIDIER LOCKWOOD Discography

DIDIER LOCKWOOD albums / top albums

DIDIER LOCKWOOD Surya album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Surya
Fusion 1979
DIDIER LOCKWOOD New World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New World
Hard Bop 1979
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Fusion album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Fusion
Fusion 1981
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Fasten Seat Belts album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fasten Seat Belts
Post Bop 1982
DIDIER LOCKWOOD The Kid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kid
Fusion 1983
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood Group album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Didier Lockwood Group
Fusion 1984
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Out Of The Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out Of The Blue
Post Bop 1985
DIDIER LOCKWOOD 1.2.3.4. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1.2.3.4.
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Au clair de la Lune album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Au clair de la Lune
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1989
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Chansons pour enfants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chansons pour enfants
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1989
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood Group ‎: Phœnix 90 album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Didier Lockwood Group ‎: Phœnix 90
Fusion 1990
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Lune Froide album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lune Froide
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1991
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood Group : DLG album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Didier Lockwood Group : DLG
Fusion 1993
DIDIER LOCKWOOD New York Rendez-Vous album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Rendez-Vous
Post Bop 1995
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Storyboard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Storyboard
Hard Bop 1996
DIDIER LOCKWOOD 'Round About Silence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'Round About Silence
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1998
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli
Swing 2000
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Omkara (with Raghunath Manet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Omkara (with Raghunath Manet)
World Fusion 2001
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Globe Trotter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Globe Trotter
World Fusion 2003
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Musique Originale Du Film Les Enfants De La Pluie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Musique Originale Du Film Les Enfants De La Pluie
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2003
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Les Mouettes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Les Mouettes
Third Stream 2005
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood, Marcel Azzola & Martin Taylor : Waltz Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Didier Lockwood, Marcel Azzola & Martin Taylor : Waltz Club
Swing 2006
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood & Caroline Casadesus : Le Jazz Et La Diva album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Didier Lockwood & Caroline Casadesus : Le Jazz Et La Diva
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2006
DIDIER LOCKWOOD La reine soleil album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La reine soleil
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2007
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Le jazz & la diva Opus II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le jazz & la diva Opus II
Jazz Related Soundtracks 2008
DIDIER LOCKWOOD For Stéphane album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For Stéphane
Swing 2008
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier & Francis Lockwood ‎: Brothers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Didier & Francis Lockwood ‎: Brothers
Swing 2009
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood, Jean-Robert Lay, Orchestre Symphonique du Pas-de-Calais ‎: Suite Concertante pour violon et orchestre, de Jean-Philippe Vanbeselaere album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Didier Lockwood, Jean-Robert Lay, Orchestre Symphonique du Pas-de-Calais ‎: Suite Concertante pour violon et orchestre, de Jean-Philippe Vanbeselaere
Third Stream 2010
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Apesantar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Apesantar
Fusion 2016
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Open Doors album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Open Doors
Post Bop 2017

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DIDIER LOCKWOOD Live in Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Montreux
Fusion 1980
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Live At The Olympia Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Olympia Hall
Fusion 1986

DIDIER LOCKWOOD demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DIDIER LOCKWOOD re-issues & compilations

DIDIER LOCKWOOD Group And Quartet 1982-1986 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Group And Quartet 1982-1986
Fusion 1988
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Volkor (as Volkor) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volkor (as Volkor)
Fusion 1996
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Best of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of
Post Bop 1999
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Best of - Les années JMS album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best of - Les années JMS
Fusion 2006
DIDIER LOCKWOOD Original Album Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Original Album Series
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2010

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DIDIER LOCKWOOD Fusion

Album · 1981 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
Well, this is a Magma album that won’t openly say it for a few reasons, namely because it’s instrumental, and sometimes wanders away from the Zeuhl genre… But make no mistakes, all four participants were at one time or another in Magma, and most likely simultaneously together in the late 70’s. That was a few years before this album’s release in 81, though. Yup, Jannik’s instantly recognizable bass thumps, Christian’s distinctive skin banging instantly reminds you of the Kobaian bunch, and Benoit’s Rhodes and assorted Kb reinforces the déjà-entendu feeling. Of course, the main difference is that this is only a quartet, and it’s without the typical Kobaian Orff-ian choirs.

The album opens on the 24-mins sidelong epic “GHK Go To Miles” (Davis??), a very moody piece that oscillates between very calm piano to wild fusion, while remaining typically Zeuhl at all times, but that doesn’t go without some typical flaws: Vander’s drums are often too present in the calmer moments. There is a brief Bolero moment around the 20-mins mark as well. The shorter flipside features three tracks, starting with its Harley Davidsonian-opening Overdrive (I can tell you that it’s rather panicking when you’re driving), a 100 MPH piece that has Jannick blowing all four cylinders (uh, I mean bass strings ;o)))) down the highway. The quieter (at first) 7-mins 767 ZX pieces features more Lockwood than all that had gone on beforehand in the album. The album closing slow-starting Reliefs (in French it, means hilly landscapes or sculptural elements or even meal leftovers) slowly climbs up the heavy slopes and even gets quite riffy, but the middle section suddenly drops intensity, tries to capture back the old momentum, but has to find another goat trail, to end up some place else

Does Didier have a presceance as to why this album bears his name (outside the obvious alphabetical order) or why it’s classified under his name? I can’t really say that his presence is determinant and that he’s a bigger cylinder than his other three team mates. Nevertheless, the album is certainly worth a good investigation for Magma aficionados, but it’s relatively unrepresentative of Lockwood’s solo output. BTW, I’ve seen this album with a very different grey, yellow and blue tyre imprint artwork as well.

DIDIER LOCKWOOD Didier Lockwood Group ‎: Phœnix 90

Album · 1990 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
Second album of this group (despite its Phoenix entendre), but it seems the line-up was fairly stable one. A classic quartet (I’ll include keyboardist Guez as a member, because he’s present on most tracks) backs up Didier’s violin, but we’re definitely in the stinky years (80’s) in terms of music production values and in a cul-de-sac rut for the type of fusion DLG was making (everything having said 10 zillion times before). OK, the musicianship is flawless, the songwriting good (though hardly uninspired or inventive), but something is mildly irritating with P90, though one can survive if played as a soft “fond sonore”. Indeed, the album is rather flawed with the way it was recorded as all the 80’s recording industry vices were used; though for jazz, it might not be as obvious as for the rock and pop realm. In the present case, it’s mostly the synthetic drum sounds that puts me off, but the whole thing sounds too smooth jazz… hardly any fiery soloing or interplay, and if there was any, no doubt it would’ve been eroded by some kind f effect, like a Synclavier.

OK, I said smooth jazz in the above paragraph, but P9O is definitely more than that since there are some funky tracks (Cartoon being the liveliest of the album), and there is an atrocious latino-jazzy number as well, as if they had to show to us they were able to do the genre as well. Songwriting-wise, it’s mostly Didier Lockwood, but guitarist Ecay writes two and helps out on a couple more, plus arranges a few (as does KB-man does as well)

Unless you appreciate fusion albums from this era, you’d better stay away from, because it also bears another flaw of the era: its length. OK, it’s not filled to the brim, but it’s simply too long, especially when it’s a little twee and lame like in the present. It’s not all bad of course, but there are dozens (if not hundreds) of albums that deserves much more attention.

DIDIER LOCKWOOD Surya

Album · 1979 · Fusion
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Sean Trane
After coming to national attention with his Brother Francis (piano & kb) with The Visitors then passing through the main Zeuhl legends of Magma and Zao, Didier Lockwood embarked on a solo career with his aptly titles Jazz-Rock album in 76. He would record two more a little later on in the decade, but in between working for others (Rahmann, for ex). In the meantime, the Lockwoods had also formed their own group called Surya with Zao’s drummer Truong and two lesser-known but very-capable musicians. Originally recorded in August 77, this album didn’t have much luck and was released only in 80 on the very small label Cornelia, but by this time the momentum had changed for that kind of music.

Lockwood is well within the French jazz violinist after Grapelli and more closely Ponty, but he never enjoyed the high profile of those two. It is of course a little sad, because he’s a very solid virtuoso, as his older brother Francis is as well. Actually, the whole group is a typical example of a JR/F band of the late 70’s and they soundscape are well in line with the monsters groups of the era, especially Mahavishnu (the bros played with McL) and JL Ponty, violin’s presence obliging. Despite having a double KB attack and Didier’s violin (but the Lockwood bros are the youngest by far in the group), it appears that the group was rather collegial as all five had their words in the composition dept.

Their brand of mainly instrumental fusion is typically what you’d expect from the era, but some tracks have a funkier feel, notably on Madagascar-born bassist Sylvain Marc’s two compositions, the rapid-fire Stakau and the choppy Do Anything, which happens to have vocals, though they’re somewhat buried in the mix (more than you’d expect). Opening on the other keyboardist Plouton’s Agartha composition, one can only think of the MO Mk1 albums like Birds Of Fire, but with the notable absence of a blistering guitar. The following Truong composition Aspiring Answer is a much calmer affair, but gradually picks in intensity without losing its subtlety. Didier’s Automatic Man and Francis’ two tracks are more “progressive” in the genre, with long intros and intimate climates, especially Aura.

But as fine as the album is worthy of discovering, you won’t miss much if you don’t either, because Surya doesn’t reinvent the genre or add anything significant to it. Don’t get me wrong, this is genre-consolidating work that can only find a legitimate space in your shelves, but so can a few other dozens of albums. If you want something from the Lockwood bros, this and Didier’s debut album are about as fine as you’ll find.

NB: the few Cd reissues I have seen mostly show the album under DL’s name with Surya as the album’s title, but originally, this was a indeed a full-group effort.

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