WILD BILL DAVISON

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'Wild' Bill Davison (January 5, 1906, Defiance, Ohio – November 14, 1989, Santa Barbara, California) was a fiery jazz cornet player who emerged in the 1920s, but did not achieve recognition until the 1940s. He is best remembered for his association with the bandleader Eddie Condon, with whom he worked and recorded from the mid-1940s through to the 1960s.

Born in Defiance, Ohio in 1906, Wild Bill had a powerful, if somewhat limited, style on the cornet. The poet Philip Larkin, a fan, described his playing thus:

"...a player of notable energy, he uses a wide range of conscious tonal distortions, heavy vibrato, and an urgent, bustling attack. At slow tempos he is melting, almost articulate. Humphrey Lyttelton has compared him with the kind of reveller who throws his arm round your neck one moment and tries to knock you down the next." "All the same, his stylistic mannerisms-the
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This Is JazzThis Is Jazz
Jazzology 1994
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WILD BILL DAVISON Wild Bill Davison Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wild Bill Davison Showcase
Dixieland 1948
WILD BILL DAVISON Jazz At Storyville album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz At Storyville
Dixieland 1955
WILD BILL DAVISON Pretty Wild album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pretty Wild
Dixieland 1956
WILD BILL DAVISON Ringside At Condons Featuring Wild Bill Davison album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ringside At Condons Featuring Wild Bill Davison
Dixieland 1956
WILD BILL DAVISON With Strings Attached album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Strings Attached
Dixieland 1957
WILD BILL DAVISON Plays The Greatest Of The Greats! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays The Greatest Of The Greats!
Dixieland 1960
WILD BILL DAVISON The Jazz Giants album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Jazz Giants
Swing 1968
WILD BILL DAVISON En Buenos Aires con Marito Cosentino y sus Jazz Cats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
En Buenos Aires con Marito Cosentino y sus Jazz Cats
Swing 1978
WILD BILL DAVISON Wild Bill Davison & Ralph Sutton : Together Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wild Bill Davison & Ralph Sutton : Together Again
Swing 1982

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WILD BILL DAVISON With Alex Welsh & His Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With Alex Welsh & His Band
Swing 2009

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WILD BILL DAVISON Wild Bill Davison with Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wild Bill Davison with Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band
Dixieland 1981
WILD BILL DAVISON The Commodore Master Takes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Commodore Master Takes
Dixieland 1997
WILD BILL DAVISON Pretty Wild & With Strings Attached album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pretty Wild & With Strings Attached
Dixieland 2000
WILD BILL DAVISON Muskrat Ramble album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Muskrat Ramble
Swing 2001

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