Lewis Nash

Lewis Nash

born on 30/10/1958 in Phoenix, AZ, United States

Lewis Nash

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Lewis Nash (born December 30, 1958) is an American jazz drummer.[1] According to Modern Drummer magazine, Nash has one of the longest discographies in jazz and has played on over 400 records , earning him the honor of Jazz's Most Valuable Player by the magazine in its May 2009 issue.[2]

Nash is noted for his adaptability to a vast array of genres, as evidenced by his performances with such different musicians as Tommy Flanagan and Don Pullen.[1] Nash has made 5 recordings as bandleader: Rhythm is My Business (1989), It Don't Mean a Thing (2003 Japanese import) and Stompin' at the Savoy (2005 Japanese import), Lewis Nash and the Bebop All-Stars featuring Frank Wess (2008 Japanese Import), and The Highest Mountain (2012). In 2008, Nash became part of The Blue Note 7, a septet formed that year in honor of the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records.


As leader

  • Rhythm Is My Business (Evidence, 1989)
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (Pony Canyon, 2003) Japanese import
  • Stompin' at the Savoy (Pony Canyon, 2005) Japanese import
  • The Highest Mountain (Cellar Live/Planetworks, 2012)
  • Duologue with Steve Wilson (MCG Jazz, 2014)

As sideman

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

  • Four Seasons (1990)
  • Remembering Bud: Cleopatra's Dream (1990)
  • Chic Lady (1991)
  • Hope (2005)

With Kenny Barron

  • Invitation (Criss Cross Jazz, 1991)

With The Blue Note 7

  • Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records (Blue Note/EMI, 2009)

With Classical Jazz Quartet

  • Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker (Vertical, 2001)
  • The Classical Jazz Quartet Plays Bach (Vertical, 2002)
  • The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Rachmaninov (Kind of Blue, 2006)
  • The Classical Jazz Quartet Play Tchaikovsky (Vertical, 2006)
  • Christmas (Kind of Blue, 2006)

With Roni Ben-Hur

  • Fortuna (2008)

With Tommy Flanagan

  • Beyond the Blue Bird (1990)
  • Flanagan's Shenanigans (Storyville, 1993)
  • Let's Play the Music of Thad Jones (Enja, 1993)
  • Lady Be Good ... For Ella (Groovin' High, 1993)
  • Sea Changes (Alfa, 1996)
  • Sunset and the Mockingbird (Blue Note, 1997)

With Dizzy Gillespie

  • Bird Songs: The Final Recordings (Telarc, 1992)
  • To Bird with Love (Telarc, 1992)

With Jimmy Heath

  • Little Man Big Band (Verve, 1992)

With Eddie Henderson

With Joe Lovano

  • Tenor Legacy (Blue Note, 1993)
  • Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 1995)
  • 52nd Street Themes (Blue Note, 2000)
  • Classic! Live at Newport (Blue Note, 2016)

With Mulgrew Miller

  • Hand in Hand (1992)
With Tete Montoliu
  • The Man from Barcelona (Timeless, 1990)

With David "Fathead" Newman

  • Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool : A Tribute to Duke Ellington (Kokopelli, 1994)

With Don Pullen

  • Random Thoughts (Blue Note, 1990)

With Renee Rosnes

  • Black Narcissus (2009)

With Clark Terry

With McCoy Tyner

  • Illuminations (2004)

With Cedar Walton

  • Roots (Astor Place, 1997)

With Gerald Wilson

  • New York, New Sound (Mack Avenue, 2003)
  • In My Time (Mack Avenue, 2005)
  • Monterey Moods (Mack Avenue, 2007)
  • Detroit (Mack Avenue, 2009)
  • Legacy (Mack Avenue, 2011)

With Saori Yano

  • Little Tiny (Nippon Columbia, 2007)


  1. ^ a b Castiglion, Bernhard (1997–2011). "Drummerworld: Lewis Nash". Feature article for Lewis Nash. Drummerworld.com. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ Micallef, Ken (May 2009). "Modern Drummer magazine". Lewis Nash: Jazz's Most Valuable Player. Modern Drummer Magazine 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. 
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