Richard Davis has had a storied career in jazz. Named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz master in 2014, Davis has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Eric Dolphy, Milt Jackson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, David Murray, Andrew Hill and Sarah Vaughn, but also with rock stars such as Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen. Since 1977, Davis has worked as a Professor of Bass (European Classical and Jazz), Jazz History, and Combo Improvisation at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Earlier this year, Richard Davis announced his retirement, and he checked in with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing about his future plans.
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