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Richard Davis: Call Me Cousin

Richard Davis

Lemme tell you a sideline story,” says Richard Davis. “I was in my car about a year or two ago, and when I turned the radio on there was a jazz show. I remember [listening to] the bass player, and I said to myself, ‘Good God, who is that? I hope I never run into that guy!’ After the song was over, the DJ said, ‘That was Andrew Hill with Richard Davis on bass.'”

Davis erupts in a throaty laugh and says, “It was myself! I thought, ‘Damn, I should get back to doing some of that.'”

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