born on 11/2/1956 in Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
died on 18/2/2018 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Didier Lockwood (11 February 1956 – 18 February 2018) was a French jazz violinist. He played in the progressive rock/jazz fusion band Magma in the 1970s and was known for his use of electric amplification and experimentation on different sounds on the electric violin.
In 1979, Lockwood released his first album as a leader, New World, and subsequently recorded more than 20 albums. In 1994, he moved to New York City for two years. During that time he recorded two albums, New York Rendez Vous and Storyboard.
Lockwood's influences included 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.
- with Magma
- Theatre Du Taur Concert, 1975
- Live/Hhaï (1975)
- Concert 1976 Opéra de Reims (Akt IX, released 1996)
- Inédits (1977)
- Retrospektiw (Parts I+II) (1981, rec. 1980)
- Retrospektiw (Part III) (1981, rec. 1980)
- with Pierre Moerlen's Gong
- Downwind (1979, rec. 1978)
- with ZAO
- Kawana (1976)
- Live! (1976)
With Billy Hart
- Oshumare (Gramavision, 1985)
Didier Lockwood in concert (1992)
Didier Lockwood in concert, International Jazz Festival Prague, Lucerna Hall, 1984
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- New World review at Allmusic
- Discography at Allmusic
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- Didier Lockwood at AllMusic
- Didier Lockwood on IMDb