"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make." - Truman Capote

Musical monogamy has never been Christy Doran’s thing. The appropriate band for every occasion, no fixed liaison, which you inseparably associate with his name, no clear bond, but instead several affairs that blaze brightly or just glimmer on the back burner depending on needs. The whirling guitarist, born in Greystone, Ireland, and raised in Lucerne, Switzerland, never wanted to commit to one single relationship. Such a thing would have slowed him down too much in his seemingly insatiable desire for the unknown, the new, the anarchistic.

He has embarked on a number of adventurous journeys during his long career, sometimes more, sometimes less intense. Many involved quite prominent musicians such as Carla Bley, Albert Mangelsdorff, Bob Stewart, Edvard Vesala, Charlie Mariano, Manfred Schoof, Iréne Schweizer, Aldo Romano, Piérre Favre, Peter Schärli, Glenn Ferris, Wolfgang Dauner, Heiri Känzig, Sonny Sharrock, Lauren Newton, Tim Berne, Jim Black, Gunther Schuller or Airto Moreira. Others had bizarre names like Om, Christy Doranʼs May 84, Red Twist & Tuend Arrow, Doran/Studer/Burri/Magnenat, A.D.D. Trio (Anderson/Bennik/Doran), Spöerri-Doran-Weber, Bunter Hund and especially New Bag, the latter having found a firm place in his heart. “New Bag was my first band of my own. It's like the first love you'll never forget.”

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Aerosols
Christy Doran / Stefan Banz
ON THE GO
BEADY BEAST / Christy Doran / Franz Hellmüller
Lift the Bar
Christy Doran's Sound Fountain
For The Kick Of It
Christy Doran's Sound Fountain
144 Strings for a Broken Chord
Christy Doran
Undercurrent - European Jazz Legends Vol. 14
Christy Doran
Belle Epoque
Christy Doran's Sound Fountain
Elsewhere
Christy Doran's New Bag
Call Me Helium - The Music Of Jimi Hendrix
Doran Stucky Studer Tacuma
Mesmerized
Christy Doran's New Bag
Play The Music Of Jimi Hendrix
Christy Doran / Fredy Studer/ Phil Minton
Take The Floor And Lift The Roof
Christy Doran's NEW BAG
The Competence of the Irregular
Christy Doran's New Bag
Jimi
Christy Doran
Heaven is Back in the Streets
Christy Doran