The Full Discography

What drives me to make music, is not to confirm a style or genre - or even what my instrument, the bass, can do. It’s the sensation I get, from exploring the power of music. I follow the spirit of jazz, wherever it takes me.

Red Dot Music / Warner Music / 2014

The Board Tapes

A live album with the über popular band, CMD & the Nomads!
Recorded live during their 2013 world tour, this band delivers tradition-defying electric jazz that is wired for funk.
Chris Minh Doky, Dean Brown, George Whitty and Dave Weckl have propelled jazz with an individual passion that radiates when they are on the side or at the front. By many considered the hardest grooving band on the electric jazz scene.
Wanderlust has taken the four of them to the four corners of the music world—just like Nomads—playing with artists as varied as Chaka Khan, Michael Brecker, Paul Simon, Mike Stern, Eric Clapton, the Brecker Brothers and many more.
Led by Chris Minh Doky, the dynamics and diversity of Dave Weckl’s drums, Dean Brown’s guitar and George Whitty’s keyboards create a funk groove greater than the sum of its parts. When soaring out on solos, they stay within the satellite pull of the groove they’ve carved and then glide back to the nucleus of funky jazz.
With Chris' uncanny style of pulling a funky sound out of an upright bass, he leads The Nomads on their odyssey.

Musicians:
Chris Minh Doky - Silent Bass + electric bass
Dave Weckl - drums
George Whitty - keyboards
Dean Brown - guitar


Tracklist

  1. The Jam
  2. A New Day
  3. Break Song
  4. Rain
  5. Mardi Chez Lionel
  6. Certified
  7. Home Sweet Home
  8. I Told You So
  9. September
  10. Spherical

 

Released by Red Dot Music under exclusive license to Warner Music.

Supported by KODA

 

Red Dot Music / Warner Music / 2010

Scenes From a Dream

Scenes From a Dream is a more than just a classic jazz trio recording with strings.
Multiple Grammy® Award winner Vince Mendoza arranged and conducted this album with the Metropole orchestra. Drawing on the renowned Danish bass tradition, Chris lets the acoustic bass be the lead voice of this beautiful and profound recording.
Chris Minh Doky calls this recording a personal milestone and a testament to the level of musical freedom he has reached at this point in his career.

Musicians:
Chris Minh Doky - acoustic bass
Vince Mendoza - producer, conductor and arranger (except where noted).
Peter Erskine - drums
Larry Goldings - piano
Metropole Orchestra - orchestra


Tracklist

  1. 1. The Cost of Living
  2. 2. Arthos II
  3. 3. Fred Hviler Over Land Og By
  4. 4. Rain
  5. 5. All is Peace /Ru Con Miên Bâc
  6. 6. Vienna Would
  7. 7. I Skovens Dybe Stille Ro
  8. 8. Julio and Romiet
  9. 9. Dear Mom

Released by Red Dot Music under exclusive license to Warner Music.

Produced by Vince Mendoza and Chris Minh Doky.

Blue Note Records / 2008

A Jazz Life - the very best of Chris Minh Doky

A double CD compilation with the very best tracks from Chris Minh Doky's career as well as liner notes by the president of Blue Note records, jazz legend Bruce Lundvall.
The impressive list of artists on this album, speaks of an incredible career of the young bassist. One CD features choice tracks with prominent vocalists of the time and another CD highlights some of the premiere instrumentalist of the jazz world.
A must have album for any Chris Minh Doky and jazz fans a like.

Musicians:
Chris Minh Doky - acoustic bass & electric bass. 

Vocals - Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Lalah Hathaway, Katreese Barnes, Vivian Sessoms, Randy Brecker, Marc Johnson, Sanne Salomonsen, Søs Fenger.

Saxophones - Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Kenny Garrett. 

Trumpet - Randy Brecker.

Harmonica - Toots Thielemans. 

Guitars - John Scofield, Mike Stern, Adam Rogers, Joe Caro, Chris Parks, Paul Peterson, Ole Kibsgaard.

Piano & Keyboards - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Joey Calderazzo, Larry Goldings, Makoto Ozone, Ricky Peterson, George Whitty, Niels Lan Doky, Lars Janson, Jacob Christoffersen, Henry Hey, Mads BB Krogh.

Drums - Don Alias, Bill Stewart, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Clarence Penn, Lenny White, Adam Nussbaum, Alex Riel, Emil Dewaal.

 


Tracklist

CD 1:

  1. In a New York Minute
  2. Don't Get Funny With My Money
  3. Every Breath You Take
  4. 1999 / Cantaloupe Island
  5. Love Me Still
  6. Lean On Me
  7. I Just Wanna Stop
  8. How Can I Help You Say Goodbye
  9. The Scanner RMX
  10. I Skovens Dybe Stille Ro

CD 2:

  1. The Dapper King
  2. Goldfinger
  3. September (For Tanja)
  4. A New Day
  5. If I Run
  6. Rocks
  7. It Once Was
  8. Asiacanese
  9. Sleepless Dream
  10. Tossed Salad & Scrambled Eggs
  11. The Godfather
  12. Home Sweet Home

 

Released by Blue Note Records.

Produced by Chris Minh Doky


Blue Note Records / 2006

The Nomad Diaries

For a long time I've been exploring electronica inspired by the works of artist like Massive Attack, Bjørk, Nils Petter Molvaer, Talvin Singh, Ryuichi Sakamoto among others. I feel the musical possibilities and the creativity of the new breed of musicians (DJs) - is extremely inspiring. I wanted to find a different way of pursuing my Scandinavian bass roots in keeping with my jazz tradition. I found my path in the cross ways of electronica and the organic spirit of jazz. This album is not only my first step at that pursuit, but also a musical snap shot of my life as a traveling musician. It's written, performed and recorded while on the road in 2005.

Musicians:

Chris Minh Doky - Silent Bass, electric bass, keyboards, programming

Ryuichi Sakamoto - piano

Michael Brecker - EWI and sax

Mike Stern - guitar

Randy Brecker - trumpet

George Whitty - keyboards, programming

Kasper Willaume, Jacob Christoffersen - piano

Oz Noy - guitar

Mads BB Krog - electro vibes


Tracklist

  1. September
  2. Last Call
  3. If I run
  4. Blog: Tracking
  5. Satelite
  6. Blog: Frida + Milo
  7. The Scanner
  8. Blog: Rise + Shine
  9. Life in the mirror
  10. Where R U
  11. I skovens dybe stille ro

Blue Note Records / Hori Pro / 2002

Cinematique

Scenes From a Dream is a classic jazz trio recording with Vince Mendoza and the Metropole orchestra as an extra dimension. With the bass in front as the lead voice, stemming from the Danish tradition, I've made an album that is both sensual and artistic at the same time. It reflects the freedom that I feel I have come to in my musical expression. This album is a milestone that I've could not have made earlier.

Musicians:
Chris Minh Doky - acoustic bass
Vince Mendoza - producer
Peter Erskine - drums
Larry Goldings - piano
Metropole Orchestra - symphony


Tracklist

  1. 1. The Cost of Living
  2. 2. Arthos II
  3. 3. Fred Hviler Over Land Og By
  4. 4. Rain
  5. 5. All is Peace /Ru Con Miên Bâc
  6. 6. Vienna Would
  7. 7. I Skovens Dybe Stille Ro
  8. 8. Julio and Romiet
  9. 9. Dear Mom

Virgin / Hori Pro / 2000

Listen Up!

Virgin / 1998

In a New York Minute

Blue Note Records / Hori Pro / 1998

Minh

Blue Note Records / 1996

Doky Brothers 2

Blue Note Records / 1995

Doky Brothers

Storyville / 1991

Letters

Storyville / 1990

The Sequel

Storyville / 1989

Appreciation