Didier Lockwood

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Didier Lockwood (born 11 February 1956 in Calais) is a French jazz violinist. He played in the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s and is known for his use of electric amplification and experimentation on different sounds on the electric violin.

In 1979, he released his first album as a leader, New World, and has recorded more than 20 albums of his own since then.

In 1994, Lockwood moved to New York City for 2 years. During that time he recorded 2 albums "New York Rendez Vous" and "Storyboard"

Lockwood's influences include 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Fusion Didier Lockwood, Jannick Top, Christian Vander, Benoît Widemann 2
1985 Out of the Blue Lockwood 2
1987 Didier Lockwood 2
1987 Surya Didier Lockwood 1
1989 Chansons pour enfants Didier Lockwood 1
1990 New World Didier Lockwood 1
1992 For Evans Sake Gordon Beck, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Didier Lockwood 1
1992 Caron / Ecay / Lockwood Alain Caron, Jean-Marie Ecay, Didier Lockwood 1
1993 Solal - Lockwood Martial Solal, Didier Lockwood 1
1995 New York Rendez-Vous Didier Lockwood 2
1996 Storyboard Didier Lockwood 2
1996 Difficult Blues Martial Solal & Didier Lockwood 1
1998 'Round About Silence Didier Lockwood 1
2000 Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli Didier Lockwood 2
2006 Waltz Club Didier Lockwood & Marcel Azzola Featuring Martin Taylor & Jean-Philippe Viret 2
2007 Globe-Trotter Didier Lockwood 1
2008 For Stéphane Didier Lockwood 1
2009 Le Jazz et la Diva, Opus II Didier Lockwood - Caroline Casadesus - David Enhco - Thomas Enhco 1
2009 Brothers Didier Lockwood & Francis Lockwood 5 1
2016 Apesantar Didier Lockwood, Philippe Barlatier, André Charlier & Benoît Sourisse 1
Jazz Rock Didier Lockwood 1
Trio Philip Catherine, Christian Escoudé, Didier Lockwood 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Best of Didier Lockwood 1
Best of - Les années JMS Didier Lockwood 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Live in Montreux Didier Lockwood 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Les Enfants de la Pluie Didier Lockwood 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Paris 80 Didier Lockwood, Jannick Top, Christian Vander & Benoît Widemann 1

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