Nash, Lewis (Douglas )
- Michael Conklin
(b Phoenix, AZ, Dec 30, 1958). American drummer. He developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age ten. By his late teens he was performing locally with small jazz ensembles and had garnered invaluable experience as a sideman for Sonny Stitt, Art Pepper, Red Garland, Lee Konitz, and Slide Hampton. He moved to New York with hopes of procuring steady work and soon joined Betty Carter and her trio (1981); his four-year association with the singer included international tours and collaboration on her Grammy Award winning album, Look What I Got! (1988). His versatility attracted other top-flight musicians such as bass player Ron Carter, who featured him on several recordings and within the context of varied ensembles. Nash remained active throughout the 1980s, supporting the work of Branford Marsalis, J.J. Johnson, Willie Nelson, and Natalie Cole, among others. He has made a number of albums as a leader including his first, ...