born on 1/1/1929
Steve Davis (bassist)
Steve Davis (1929-1987) (also known by his Muslim name Sayeed (Luquman Abdul) was a jazz bassist, very active in the sixties.
In 1960, he was briefly part of the renowned John Coltrane quartet, before being replaced by Reggie Workman. Davis recorded My Favorite Things (album) with the quartet. He also recorded as a sideperson with Chuck & Gap Mangione in Hey Baby!, and with quartet fellow (and brother in law) McCoy Tyner in the album Nights of Ballads & Blues.
With John Coltrane
- Coltrane Plays the Blues (Atlantic, 1962)
With Freddie McCoy
- Spider Man (Prestige, 1965)
- Peas 'n' Rice (Prestige, 1967)
With James Moody
- Cookin' the Blues (Argo, 1961)
With Chuck & Gap MangioneHey Baby! (The Jazz Brothers) (Riverside, March, 1961)
- Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. Oxford/New York 1999; ISBN 978-0-19-532000-8
- John Coltrane - Live at the Jazz Gallery 1960 CD
- Lewis Porter (2000). John Coltrane: his life and music, University of Michigan Press.