Didier Lockwood

Didier Lockwood - © 2004 mvonlanthen

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

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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.[1][2][3]


In 1979, Lockwood released his first album as a leader, New World,[4] and subsequently recorded more than 20 albums.[5] In 1994, he moved to New York City for two years. During that time he recorded two albums, New York Rendez Vous and Storyboard.[6]

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.[1] Another important influence was fellow Frenchman Stéphane Grappelli. In 2000, Lockwood recorded a tribute album to Grappelli.[7]

Selected discography


with Magma
  • Theatre Du Taur Concert, 1975
  • Live/Hhaï (1975)
  • Concert 1976 Opéra de Reims (Akt IX, released 1996)[8]
  • 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)[9]
  • Live! (1976)[10]

As sideman

With Billy Hart

  • Oshumare (Gramavision, 1985)



  1. ^ a b "Didier Lockwood at All About Jazz". Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Didier Lockwood". Europejazz.net. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Haigh, Chris. "Jazz violin". Fiddlingaroundtheworld.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  4. ^ New World review at Allmusic
  5. ^ Discography at Allmusic
  6. ^ ="USA">"Lockwood moved to NY" (PDF). Didier Lockwood Biography. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Knudsen, Benji. "Jazz and the French Violinist: Stephane Grappelli and Didier Lockwood". The Vermont Review. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 
  8. ^ Concert 1976 Opéra de Reims at Discogs
  9. ^ Didier Lockwood > Credits at Allmusic
  10. ^ ZAO: Live! review at Allmusic

External links

  • Official website
  • Didier Lockwood at AllMusic
  • Didier Lockwood on IMDb
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